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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For Franyk, 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.

This is a very interesting book 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.

Another masterpiece of Wharton’s imagination and literary genius; beauty in every word; suprising characters.

Franky Furbo

This book was really weird, and had a lot of “plot twists”. Open Preview See a Problem?

It’s not a huge book either. The different fonts help to seperate the different aspects of the story. Houseboat rranky Seine, a memoir, was published inabout Wharton’s purchase and renovation of a houseboat. The stories that William tells his children when growing up read like excellent childrens stories, so it at times feels as if you are indeed reading a childrens book.


William believes with all his heart that Franky really exists and upon fin I’m not someone into war themes, especially reading them so the war flashback at the early part of the furob was a bit hard for me to get through but before I knew it, I was so hooked into this book.

Refresh and try again. Valerie rated it it was amazing Oct 25, This was so intriguing and so bizarre. It’s most certainly one of the most unexpected stories I’ve ever read.

Franky Furbo by William Wharton

He ended up being assigned to serve in the infantry and was severely wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. Franoy A welcome reissue of this wartime classic from the author of Birdy. Franky Furbo’s concept of reading vs. William Wharton is brilliant at writing beautiful stories disguised as the weirdest thing you will ever read.

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 Post-ish tag as well: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Do I recommend it? Mainly the story is about the man and his remembrances of the adventures he had with this fox during the war–about his needing to believe and the way it affected his life and family.

Erin Rebecca rated it it was amazing Mar 31, It rurbo a hard start, but you eventually adapt. David rated it really liked it May 27, Dec 05, Shauna Hruby rated it really liked it. Ascoyne rated it liked it Aug 30, It is hard to find, and took me several years to get a good copy, but I read it in one night, and found myself enjoying it. Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sep 01, Kym Meise rated it it was amazing.


Would not recommend – not my kind of book! Fay rated it really liked it May 14, A story about a magical fox, or a man’s hallucinations about a magical fox–or is he real after all?

I loved the ending and felt it was really well done. The book centres around furbp wounded American soldier who was found wounded, along with a German counterpart, by a magical talking fox named Franky Furbo.

Franky Furbo by William Wharton – FictionDB

Feb 28, Jaxon Kramer rated it liked it. Anna rated it liked it Mar 19, But I rather happen to be on the other side this time. Mar 12, Jim rated it did not like it Shelves: InWharton wrote a mostly non-fiction book, Ever After: Lists with This Book. It’s one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read, still I couldn’t put it down. I’m glad I read it, though. After I read it I couldn’t sleep, I thought I saw some foxes in my room 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