Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

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a€œJoanne Proulxa€™s debut novel is an impressive literary feat. Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is a pitch-perfect glimpse of that powerful yet paradoxically fragile moment in adolescence when the world is rushing at you and you are rushing at it.a€a€”Katharine Weber, author of Triangle a€œProulx is . . . a talented inhabitor of people unlike herself . . . every new writer so blessed should be cherished.a€a€”Toronto Star a€œA narrative rippling with the authora€™s insight slyly encoded in the hormone itch and cooler-than-thou posturing of a mixed-up teen. . . . Beguiling.a€a€”The Globe and Mail a€œJoanne Proulxa€™s debut novel rocks, and her teenage protagonist, Luke Hunter . . . rules. . . . This is a great book.a€a€”National Post (Canada) qA contemporary coming of age story that feels authentic to its times. It has some rough language and doesna€™t shy away from depicting the kinds of things that a lot of teens doa€”in other words, theya€™re not squeaky clean the way the kids are in the Stephenie Meyer Twilight booksa€b.what I like about Proulxa€™s writing is that, throughout the book, the reader never quite knows where shea€™s going with the various elements of her plot, yet once we get to where she takes us, it all makes perfect sense. And boy, does she get the voice right. Highly recommended.a€a€”Charles de Lint for Fantasy a Science Fiction When seventeen-year-old Luke Hunter foretells the death of his friend with freakish accuracy, his life gets complicated. Everyone in Stokum, Michigan, his rank little pinprick of a hometown, knows about the premonition and wants to know more. But Luke holds everyonea€”the local news crew, his parents, his buddy Fanga€”at arma€™s length, telling no one that the death premonitions keep happening. Terrified, he lurches through a personal minefield studded with previously unconsidered existential ponderings, Christian fundamentalists, and a dream girl who his dead friend left behind. Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is a darkly comic coming-of-age novel that nails contemporary youth culture. Joanne Proulxa€™s short stories have been published in literary magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is her first novel. She lives in Ottawa, Canada. From the Trade Paperback edition.Itonly took me about five minutesto make my way out of myugly little oatmeal subdivision. ... Then the equally odd Mrs. Kite, wearing thistight gold dress, fed us crappy Costco lasagna off paper plates before forcing allthe kidsto go swimming anbsp;...

Title:Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet
Author:Joanne Proulx
Publisher:Soho Press - 2008-04-01


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