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The Prophets

Dawn French

A beautiful novel, rich in atmosphere, in love, wisdom and compassion. A truly astonishing book, for fans of Toni Morrison.

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A beautiful novel, rich in atmosphere, in love, wisdom and compassion. A truly astonishing book, for fans of Toni Morrison.

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What the Critics are Saying

What a rare marvel this book is. The Prophets fashions an epic so rich in erudition, wisdom, clarity and power, so full of hard-earned yet too-brief joys, that it reaffirms for me literature's place as both balm and scalpel for the mind and soul. You can feel the decades of thinking embedded not only in these sentences but in how they question and build a world shamefully amputated from textbooks. Rarely is a book this finely wrought, the lives and histories it holds so tenderly felt, and rendered unforgettably true.

Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Reading Patricia Lockwood feels like looking through a kaleidoscope built by a mischievous sorcerer - the world is suddenly rearranged in fragments that are cosmic, wondrous, humiliating, and profane. No One Is Talking About This is a furiously original novel, alive and unstable; the book builds to a reminder of how devastation and connection produce each other, endlessly and surprisingly, both on the internet and in human places that our shared digital consciousness can never reach.

Jia Tolentino

In The Prophets, Robert Jones, Jr.'s lens is at once epic and microscopic, equally capable of evoking historical crises and interpersonal ones. Painfully harsh and painfully tender, this inventive, kaleidoscopic love story is a marvel.

Helen Phillips, author of The Need

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