Franky Furbo by William Wharton – book cover, description, publication history. During WW II, a dying American soldier, William Wiley, and his German captor, Wilhelm Klug, are miraculously rescued by a fox endowed with extraordinary. Yes, Franky Furbo exists, and his identity finally is so triumphant that you are flooded, as if by a tepid New Age shower, with a Saturday Evening.

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William then has a crisis of faith It could be a masterpiece and you could love it if you consider the way the author managed to implement a story inside a story and make it all perfectly logical yet magical and unpredictable to the very end. Brad rated it really liked it Aug 13, InWharton wrote a mostly non-fiction book, Ever After: The last time I read a book this strange it was Do I recommend it?

For William, the experience is indisputably true but when he discovers later that neither his wife nor children believe in Franky, he endures a crisis of faith and searches desperately for the truth. Franky cures the soldiers after shrinking them and taking them back to his tree then sends them back to their lives.

It was a hard start, but you eventually adapt.

Before his death inWharton penned 8 further novels, and 3 memoirs. KIRKUS REVIEW A painter named William Wiley lives with his free-spirited American family in rural Italy, making a living by writing children’s books–and for years enchanting his family with the tales of Franky Furbo, an archetypal, wise old fox that Wiley claims to have spoken to during the War–and that he claims in fact to have been rescued by in body and mind.


Wiley, it turns out, really believes he’s had this strange encounter, despite the scoffings of psychiatrists and much more gently even of his own wife. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Many of the protagonists of Wharton’s novels, despite having different names and backgrounds, have similar experiences, attitudes, and traits that ffurbo one granky presume that they are partly autobiographical[citation needed].

I’m glad I read it, though. This book was weird. Stories, war, foxes, what more do you need? Wharton died on October 29, of an infection he contracted while being hospitalized for blood-pressure problems.

Franky Furbo by William Wharton – FictionDB

Umm one word ‘weird’!!! Description A welcome reissue of this wartime classic from the author of Birdy. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of A mutant fox, born in the first half of the 20th century, transmigrated bodily fifty thousand years into the future, brought back to live as William Wiley, a dead young soldier It’s not a huge book either. Mar 12, Jim rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s out of print so if you ever run across it, snag it.

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After I read it I couldn’t sleep, I thought I saw some foxes in my room I don’t get it – this book has received some really good reviews telling how life changing this read was. His first novel Birdy was published in when he was more than 50 years old.

Franky Furbo

The award-winning author of Birdy, Dad, and Tidings offers readers a special furboo in this story about a love that passes understanding. Jul 05, Calahtenney rated it it frankj amazing. Yet it is easier to comment on it from a distance. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? David rated it really liked it May 27, The imagination in this book is quite amazing. Beata rated it liked it Aug 02, It is worth to be noted that he gained an enormous and very hard to be explained popularity in Poland, which was followed by many editions as well as meetings and, eventually, some works prepared and edited only in Polish.


Erin Rebecca rated it it was amazing Mar 31, It was really, really, really good. Some passages made me cringe but I’m not sure it’s only down to my own prejudices. I absolutely loved this book.

Goodreads helps you furob track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I loved the ending and felt it was really well done. Iowill rated it it was amazing Jan 08, It takes the joy out of living.

All this to ensure the propagation of a new species of intelligent fox which will save the world from rapacious, war-mongering humanity. I really think I’m just not a understander of William Wharton’s work because this wasn’t life changing at all for me.

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