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January 16, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 16, 2014

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 Best of McSweeney's Deluxe Edition

The Best of McSweeney's Deluxe Edition
by various authors

In celebration of their 15th year, esteemed literary journal McSweeney's has released a retrospective of their best output over the years, plus brand new material exclusive to this lovely, slipcase deluxe edition. In addition to the book itself, which features a truly stellar list of contributors (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace, Sheila Heti and Lydia Davis are just a few of the authors whose work graces its pages) there is a cigar box full to the brim with goodies, including comics from D&Q alumni Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes and Joe Sacco!

Adult Magazine - Issue #1

Adult Magazine - Issue #1

The highly anticipated first issue of this "new magazine of contemporary erotics and experience" has arrived! Decidedly aimed at a grown-up audience, as implied by the title, the pages of Adult are filled with interviews, photographs, criticism, and essays always with an eye toward the erotic. It's steaming up our shelves!

Little Failure

Little Failure
by Gary Shteyngart

The title of Shteyngart's memoir, Little Failure, stems from the nickname bestowed upon him by his Russian emigrée mother, whose lofty aspirations for her son were thwarted by his decision to pursue a career as a writer. In recounting his difficult transition from a hungry, asthmatic childhood in soviet St. Petersburg to an adolescence in New York where he was relentlessly bullied for his Russian accent, Shteyngart uses his characteristically self-deprecating humor to explore themes of belonging, family, culture shock and coming of age.

Prison Pit Five

Prison Pit Five
by Johnny Ryan

The fifth installment of Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit, like its predecessors, is full of over the top, violence and sci-fi gore rendered in crude black and white drawings. The hero, C.F. is still alive and kicking, much to the chagrin of the prison boss, but now he has to battle his nemesis, Slitt, and face an onslaught of brutality from the Ho-Bros. Will he be able to forge a path to escape? One thing's for sure, guts will flow and blood will spill!

Hollow City

Hollow City
by Ransom Riggs

In the follow up to the best-selling YA book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, protagonist Jacob and his his crew of other "peculiars" must journey to wartime London seeking a cure for the afflicted Miss Peregrine. Adventure ensues as the children traverse a world filled with bizarre animals, magical humans, time travel and other fantastic anomalies. The gripping, imaginative prose is interspersed with never before published vintage photographs, just like the first volume.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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