Posted on July 1, 2021 in
Elle Magazine featured THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones Jr. on its “Essential Pride Reading List.” They write: “Just based on the modern media and publishing, one might think that queerness didn’t exist before the late 20th century, and certainly not for Black people. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. In THE PROPHETS, Jones takes readers back to a time in history when being Black and queer was unspeakable, and those who dared to love and be loved were true activists.” Amazon Book Review also featured THE PROPHETS as one of its Editors’ Picks for Pride month. Senior editor Erin Kodicek praises: “[A] lyrical but devastating debut novel that shines a harsher light on a shameful legacy that is still deeply felt today. It’s also a profound reminder of love’s power to repudiate it.” G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the novel on January 5, 2021.