Joanne Proulx's critically acclaimed debut novel Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet was published internationally, won Canada’s Sunburst Award for Fantastic Fiction and was named a best debut by The Globe and Mail and Kirkus Reviews. The novel was made into a feature film. Joanne’s second novel, We All Love the Beautiful Girls, was published in Summer 2017 by Penguin Canada and Grand Central in the USA. It was named as one of hundred best books by the Globe and Mail in 2017. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, Joanne lives, writes, and teaches in Ottawa, Canada.
By the easy slide of cool water, she, who is always flying, slows down. Maybe she’ll drop her bike, there, on the bank, lots of shady spots beneath the trees. Maybe she’ll pull off her shoes. Wade into the water. See what the pebbles are doing.