Best of 2016: PROXIES - Esquire, Publishers Weekly & More

Best of 2016: PROXIES (Esquire, Publishers Weekly & More)

Best Book of the Year by Garth Greenwell for Publishers Weekly

"I read this book with amazement, with writerly envy, with real and deepening wonder. And also with gratitude, especially in an election year in which a very loud and nearly inescapable public discourse has seemed determined to make genuine thinking—thinking that entertains ambiguity, ambivalence, doubt, those human virtues—impossible...[T}his is a book we very urgently need." --Garth Greenwell

Best 25 Books of the Year by Esquire 

"Every indie bookstore I went into, I’d ask, “What are you excited about?” and it would often be something like Brian Blanchfield’s Proxies. Multiple people were pushing that. It’s from Nightboat Books, a small press. But it was everywhere. At Prairie Lights [in Iowa City], Brazos [in Houston], Powell’s [in Portland, Oregon], that was the book that people were excited about." --Rob Spillman for Poets & Writers