We all Love the Beautiful Girls
Perfect for fans of Rick Moody, Lauren Groff, and Celeste Ng, a propulsive literary breakout about three suburban families whose lives spiral dangerously out of control after tragedy strikes.
"With We All Love the Beautiful Girls, Proulx moves firmly into John Cheever territory, exploring with a keen eye and incisive prose the suburbs of quiet desperation, peeling back facades to reveal the desperation and violence that lurk just below the surface. When that violence comes to a head, the results are as devastating as they are unexpected.
Building out of the family drama, the novel serves as a powerful examination of race and class, effective because it’s so personal. Proulx isn’t working with sweeping indictments or societal commentary, but weaving the commentary through unexamined privilege and world-view. It’s striking because it’s not a conversation we’re used to having.” - The Toronto Star, August 2017
Acquired by Penguin Canada, Proulx's sophomore novel is now available under the company’s prestigious Hamish Hamilton imprint.
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet
The debut novel by Joanne Proulx. Published to critical acclaim by Penguin Canada, Soho Press in the U.S., Picador in the U.K., and Arena Publishers in the Netherlands, the novel won the Sunburst Award for Fantastic Fiction and was named a best debut by The Globe and Mail and Kirkus Reviews. The novel is currently in development as a feature film by Sepia Films.
Joanne Proulx's debut novel Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet won Canada’s Sunburst Award for Fantastic Fiction and was named a best debut by The Globe and Mail and Kirkus Reviews. A feature film adaptation of the novel is scheduled for release in 2018. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, Joanne lives, writes and teaches in Ottawa, Canada.