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September 19, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 19, 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.

Louis Riel – A Comic-Strip Biography - 10th anniversary edition

Louis Riel – A Comic-Strip Biography - 10th anniversary edition
by Chester Brown

We can hardly believe that ten years have already passed since the publication of Louis Riel! What better way to brush up on your Canadian history than to read about the life of the legendary Metis leader in comic book form? In this special 10th Anniversary edition, you’ll find a new introduction, as well as full-color reproductions of the original pamphlet covers.

CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps

CO-MIX: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps
by Art Spiegelman

Widely regarded as the author who both established and legitimized the graphic novel as a literary medium and respected art form, Art Spiegelman’s influence in the field of comics is unparalleled. This brand new collection compiles work spanning the entirety of his six-decade long career, including not only comics, but also revealing the enormous extent of his creative output in a myriad of other artistic fields.

Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge
by Thomas Pynchon

Pynchon’s latest begins in New York City, spring 2001, in the wake of the dot-com bubble-burst and leading up to the world-changing events of 9/11. Through recounting the dealings of protagonist Maxine Tarnow, a (sort-of) single mom who doubles as a fraud investigator, Pynchon encapsulates the general weirdness which permeated the cultural climate of that dawn of the millennium-era.

Traveling Sprinkler

Traveling Sprinkler
by Nicholson Baker

In Traveling Sprinkler, Baker re-introduces Paul Chowder, the eccentric, procrastinating, and tangent-prone narrator of his previous work, The Anthologists. This time around, Paul finds himself rapidly approaching 55 with his book of poetry apparently enjoying some minor success, a new obsession with song writing, and a hankering to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend. Baker paints a characteristically humorous portrait of this peculiar fellow in the throes of middle age.

Fortunately, The Milk

Fortunately, The Milk
by Neil Gaiman

Recently, Drawn & Quarterly brought Neil Gaiman to speak in Montreal, and the lucky 800 attendees of the event were treated to his impromptu reading from the then-unpublished Fortunately, the Milk. For all the Gaiman fans who weren’t amongst the crowd that night, this funny, fantastical story has likely remained a highly-anticipated enigma! What we didn’t get a taste of in the teaser-reading, however, were the charming illustrations by Skottie Young. Sure to be a hit with Gaiman-loving kids and dads in particular.

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