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Finalist for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction PrizeDerrick can’t believe his luck when he rekindles a romance with ex-girlfriend Yifan. But Yifan remains aloof and distant. She confides to Derrick that in her hometown of Ipoh, she discovered that she is actually a fox spirit with mystical powers. But Derrick isn’t the only person who has fallen under Yifan’s spell. Unbeknownst to him, Tien Chen, a man with an unhealthy obsession with fire, has also been dating her. When Tien Chen eventually confronts Yifan about her infidelity, she tells him a story about her childhood in Ipoh to explain her actions. But is Yifan really the person she claims to be?