Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

Joanne Proulx

Luke Hunter thinks he’s joking when he tells a good friend exactly when – 8:37 the following morning – and how – hit by a red van from out of town – his friend will die. But when events unfold as Luke foretold, he wants none of it: he has enough problems being an average teenager without the added burden of seeing into the future – not to mention the ever-after. Terrified, but pretending not to be, Luke pushes his friends and family away, while the local news crew, a Christian fundamentalist preacher and a missing girl’s frantic mother all draw nearer, seeking to profit from Luke’s new-found ‘gift’.

Written in clear, precise prose, Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet is a darkly comic coming-of-age novel about death and life.

 

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033045296001
Published: 03/04/2008

Joanne Proulx

Joanne Proulx

Joanne Proulx has had short stories published in literary magazines in America and Canada. Her first novel, Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet, was published by Picador. She lives in Ontario.

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