Alex Peake-Tomkinson

O father, where art thou? Fox Fires, by Wyl Menmuir, reviewed

Nineteen-year-old Wren Lithgow arrives in the mysterious city of O, determined to track down her missing father with very little to go on

Wyl Menmuir. Credit: Getty Images

Wyl Menmuir’s first novel, The Many, was a surprise inclusion on the 2016 Booker Prize longlist. It drew praise for its discomfiting prose, but the fact that it had been written in a VW camper van on the north Cornish coast — where it was set — also drew attention.

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