Fantastic artwork as befits this equally fantastic story of a fox, life and everything! :3
The quote you chose for the description would've been exactly the one I'd have chosen as well, since it somewhat represents a motif present throughout the book (at least up to the point [~50%] where I stopped reading an hour ago ... definetly got to continue asap).
Do you know, whether there is a German translation of this book, yet? Else I might actually have to ask the author for permission to spend what little remains of my inexistent spare time and try translating it myself.