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Paint it read

The perfect cover subject, enhanced by a designer’s artistic touch, gives Joanne Proulx’s latest novel a moody, feminine feel

THERE’S A SCENE early in Joanne Proulx’s second novel, We All Love the Beautiful Girls, in which one of the protagonists, a photographer named Mia, shoots an image of her friend’s daughter, Frankie. The passage – which foreshadows the book’s themes of sexual power, personal loss, and betrayal – stuck with Penguin Random House Canada designer Jennifer Griffiths, who was assigned the task of creating a cover that would not only represent the book’s dark themes and tension, but carry through the v ision of Proulx’s editor, Penguin Canada publisher Nicole Winstanley, and PRHC art director Scott Richardson.

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