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Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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'Civil unrest forces the fox fairy to flee from Vietnam to the land of "the new gold mountain" - Australia. She is a spirit able to take the form of a woman or a fox at will. Vixen is her story - from the Imperial Citadel and country Vietnam to Melbourne suburbs and the Ballarat bush where spirits are everywhere'. Source: author's website.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been recommended as a resource for Asia Literacy for secondary students by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hodder Headline , 2000 .
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      Extent: ix, 255p.p.
      ISBN: 0733613012 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Southeast Asian Australian Women’s Fiction and the Globalization of “Magic” Paul Giffard-Foret , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. 50 no. 6 2014; (p. 675-687)
'This article discusses the evolution of magical realism in relation to the postcolonial by looking at three contemporary Australian women authors originating from Southeast Asia. Besides extending magical realism to the Australian and Southeast Asian regions, these authors show the contours of the literary mode to be flexible, as magical realism has moved from being a localized Latin American trend to assuming a significant status on the international market. Concomitantly, their fiction develops various forms of a postcolonial aesthetics of “home” – forms that are neither pure nor authentic, but always-already partial and complicit with orientalist practices, in particular in light of new fault lines opened up in the wake of decolonization. This is one reason why their fiction embraces magical realist modes of representation: as an ambivalent literary mode, straddling the “actual” and the “imaginary”, and situated in-between resistance to, and collaboration with, Eurocentric modes of representation, magical realism retains a strong political relevance in a globalized, postcolonial era.' (Publication abstract)
In the Spirit of Reconciliation : Migrating Spirits and Australian Postcolonial Multiculturalism in Hoa Pham's Vixen Jessica Carniel , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film : Spectral Identities 2013; (p. 75-90)

In this chapter, 'Carniel reads the fantasy element of Pham's text as an example of social ghosting brought about by the cultural melting pot of postcolonial Australia.' (xiii-xiv)

Finding Myself in Fantasy - Confessions of a Female Nerd Hoa Pham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , June no. 1 2006;
Mixing Metaphors - Combining European, Vietnamese and Indigenous Mythology in Fiction Hoa Pham , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 24 2002; (p. 10-12)
Hoa Pham discusses some key elements of her novel Vixen which draws on the mythologies of different cultures to tell a feminist story.
Future Fusions and a Taste For the Past : Literature, History and the Imagination of Australianness Hsu-Ming Teo , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 33 no. 118 2002; (p. 126-139)
Author's abstract: This article begins with a discussion of the ways in which history and literature have been mutually dependent activities, then moves on to examine the usage of Australian history in Australian literature. It concludes with a consideration of the new historical directions contemporary Australian literature is taking in terms of 'fusion' literature and reflects on what this might suggest for the future practice of Australian history.
Write Here Right Now : Hoa Pham Catherine Keenan , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 May 2001; (p. 10)
The Vital Shore Judith White , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 August vol. 118 no. 6238 2000; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel ; The Arch-Traitor's Lament Garry Satherley 2000 single work novel ; The Storyteller Adib Khan 2000 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel ; Family Album : A Novel of Secrets and Memories Margaret Scott 2000 single work novel ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei 2000 single work novel ; Conditions of Faith Alex Miller 2000 single work novel ; The Company : The Story of a Murderer Arabella Edge 2000 single work novel
Cross-Cultural Tale of a Fairy Fox Christopher Bantick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 1 October 2000; (p. 38)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel
Stories of the past Kevin Brophy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel
Short Listings 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 12 no. 1 2000;

— Review of Darkness More Visible Finola Moorhead 2000 single work novel ; Away! Away! Julie Hunt 2000 single work picture book ; The Book of Elsa Dominique Hecq 2000 single work novel ; Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel ; Harm : A Memoir of Dark, Glorious Days Stephanie Luke 2000 single work novel ; Water Colours Sarah Walker 2000 single work novel ; On Murder : True Crime Writing in Australia 2000 anthology non-fiction ; A Life of Books : the story of D.W. Thorpe Pty. Ltd. 1921-1987 Joyce Nicholson Daniel Wrixon Thorpe 2000 single work biography
The Vital Shore Judith White , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 August vol. 118 no. 6238 2000; (p. 94-95)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel ; The Arch-Traitor's Lament Garry Satherley 2000 single work novel ; The Storyteller Adib Khan 2000 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel ; Family Album : A Novel of Secrets and Memories Margaret Scott 2000 single work novel ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei 2000 single work novel ; Conditions of Faith Alex Miller 2000 single work novel ; The Company : The Story of a Murderer Arabella Edge 2000 single work novel
Cross-Cultural Tale of a Fairy Fox Christopher Bantick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 1 October 2000; (p. 38)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel
Stories of the past Kevin Brophy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel
Short Listings 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 12 no. 1 2000;

— Review of Darkness More Visible Finola Moorhead 2000 single work novel ; Away! Away! Julie Hunt 2000 single work picture book ; The Book of Elsa Dominique Hecq 2000 single work novel ; Vixen Hoa Pham 2000 single work novel ; Harm : A Memoir of Dark, Glorious Days Stephanie Luke 2000 single work novel ; Water Colours Sarah Walker 2000 single work novel ; On Murder : True Crime Writing in Australia 2000 anthology non-fiction ; A Life of Books : the story of D.W. Thorpe Pty. Ltd. 1921-1987 Joyce Nicholson Daniel Wrixon Thorpe 2000 single work biography
Mixing Metaphors - Combining European, Vietnamese and Indigenous Mythology in Fiction Hoa Pham , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 24 2002; (p. 10-12)
Hoa Pham discusses some key elements of her novel Vixen which draws on the mythologies of different cultures to tell a feminist story.
Finding Myself in Fantasy - Confessions of a Female Nerd Hoa Pham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , June no. 1 2006;
Write Here Right Now : Hoa Pham Catherine Keenan , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 May 2001; (p. 10)
Future Fusions and a Taste For the Past : Literature, History and the Imagination of Australianness Hsu-Ming Teo , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 33 no. 118 2002; (p. 126-139)
Author's abstract: This article begins with a discussion of the ways in which history and literature have been mutually dependent activities, then moves on to examine the usage of Australian history in Australian literature. It concludes with a consideration of the new historical directions contemporary Australian literature is taking in terms of 'fusion' literature and reflects on what this might suggest for the future practice of Australian history.
In the Spirit of Reconciliation : Migrating Spirits and Australian Postcolonial Multiculturalism in Hoa Pham's Vixen Jessica Carniel , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film : Spectral Identities 2013; (p. 75-90)

In this chapter, 'Carniel reads the fantasy element of Pham's text as an example of social ghosting brought about by the cultural melting pot of postcolonial Australia.' (xiii-xiv)

Southeast Asian Australian Women’s Fiction and the Globalization of “Magic” Paul Giffard-Foret , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , vol. 50 no. 6 2014; (p. 675-687)
'This article discusses the evolution of magical realism in relation to the postcolonial by looking at three contemporary Australian women authors originating from Southeast Asia. Besides extending magical realism to the Australian and Southeast Asian regions, these authors show the contours of the literary mode to be flexible, as magical realism has moved from being a localized Latin American trend to assuming a significant status on the international market. Concomitantly, their fiction develops various forms of a postcolonial aesthetics of “home” – forms that are neither pure nor authentic, but always-already partial and complicit with orientalist practices, in particular in light of new fault lines opened up in the wake of decolonization. This is one reason why their fiction embraces magical realist modes of representation: as an ambivalent literary mode, straddling the “actual” and the “imaginary”, and situated in-between resistance to, and collaboration with, Eurocentric modes of representation, magical realism retains a strong political relevance in a globalized, postcolonial era.' (Publication abstract)
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