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August 22, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - August 22, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly


In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.


The Book of Immortality

The Book of Immortality
by Adam Gollner

Former Vice editor and local fixture Gollner’s follow-up to The Fruit Hunters attempts to answer one of our age-oldest questions: is it possible to live forever? He traveled far and wide to research this project, even visiting David Copperfield’s private island in the Bahamas. He gave us some hilarious bonus deets about that interview at his launch at the store last night, but don’t worry, there’s more than enough beguiling material in the book itself.


The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees
by Hanya Yanagihara

Speaking of immortality—this stunning debut novel centres on a clan of "feral forest dwellers" who seemingly defy the inevitable by eating the flesh of a certain breed of tortoise. Also inevitable: a modern fable about entitlement and exploitation. Our favourite part: the spine of the dust jacket has embossed maggots. Goes well on ANY bookshelf!


Biografiktion

Biografiktion

A collection of truly bizarre “celebrity profiles” in graphic form, concocted by the cult German collective Édition Biografiktion and published in typically stunning colours by Nobrow. Featuring Eddie Murphy and ABBA in a series of slapdash adventures that leave tabloid-level fictions flailing in their wake.


The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop
by Christopher Morley

Have you been collecting Mellville House’s series of reprints? Morley’s classic sequel to Parnassus On Wheels is the latest novella to get the HybridBook treatment, with illuminating peripheral materials on the text just a QR-scan away. But the main draw is still Morley’s offbeat tale of intrigue, magic, and that most noble vocation of bookselling (not that we’re biased or anything).


Stoned Galore

Stoned Galore

In Vancouver, Malcolm Biddle (aka Malcolm Jack), is perhaps best-known as the head Head in a series of acclaimed rock combos (Hung Jury, Sun Wizard, Capitol 6) whose debt to the 13th Floor Elevators, Ram-era McCartney and vintage-years Bob Dylan is keenly felt. No huge surprise then that Biddle's Stoned Galore is simply an archive of the latter's collected liner notes from '64/'65. Extremely limited and hand-typed, if you consider yourself a songwriter, a poet or just a full-on Bobby Z. fan , this collection is the type of the thing you'll want around whenever your sky gets cloudy with chance of surrender.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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