In an astonishing rave review in The New York Times Book Review, Jeff Vandermeer called The Book of Joan “radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum… A rich, heady concoction, rippling with provocative ideas.” We can’t help but agree. In fact, we’ve acquired it.
Lidia Yuknavitch’s first novel to be published in the UK, it is – as editor Francis Bickmore has said – part Joan of Arc, part Mad Max, and it is rippling excitingly through the company right now as we all get our hands on it.
Lidia said about the deal: “Nothing could be more thrilling to me just now than to sign on with Canongate, where books still rise in the face of despair. I am over the moon and across water. I have waited to become part of a global literary community my entire life. Now more than ever we must write our way to one another – bridge the terrible gaps – this invitation is simply breathtaking.”