Catherine Raven is a loner. She lives in rural Montana in a two room home she built with the help of a few friends. She has a Phd in biology, but prefers living alone with nature rather than working at a university or doing research in a city. One day a mangy orange fox arrives on her doorstep. She feeds him egg yolks, and although foxes are known to shun humans, this fox returns to Raven’s home almost daily at about the same time. Her relationship with this creature helps Raven understand herself better and become more of a social animal.
Catherine Raven is a fine writer. Her descriptions of her surroundings, her life and the humans and animals she comes in contact with are detailed and easy to visualize. However, you won’t find Fox & I too enjoyable if nature isn’t your thing.