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January 23, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 23, 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.

Ant Colony

Ant Colony
by Michael DeForge

We are ECSTATIC to announce that D&Q's newest release, Michael Deforge's incredible Ant Colony, is here! From Ant Colony's opening pages, DeForge immerses the reader in a world of false prophets, unjust wars, and corrupt police officers. On the surface, he tells the story of a war between black and red ants, the destruction of a civilization, and the ants' all-too-familiar desire to rebuild. Underneath, though, Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns – loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more.

Mould Map 3

Mould Map 3
by various artists (Landfill Editions)

Get ready to feast your eyes on some seriously decadent comics, everyone! Mould Map 3 features a dazzling array of artists, among whom are store favourites like Jonny Negron, C.F., Sam Alden, Simon Hanselmann, Sammy Harkham and Killian Eng. The future is bleak (if not outright horrifying) in these collected scenarios, but the colours are so vibrant and the visions so immersive that one still wants to run towards it with open arms. Bonus: There are even several posters included!


by Marina Abramovic

The latest issue of Berlin-based interview magazine, MONO.KULTUR features the incomparable (and often polarizing) performance artist, Marina Abramovic as its interviewee. In this candid conversation, Abramovic addresses the criticism to which she has been subjected, as well as the nature of invisible energy, and the relationship between cosmetic surgery and art, amongst other topics.

Words Will Break Cement:The Passion of Pussy Riot

Words Will Break Cement:The Passion of Pussy Riot
by Masha Gessen

In the wake of the release of the last remaining member of Pussy Riot from prison, this book exploring the group's background and the cultural significance of their struggle could not be more timely. Gessen gets the inside scoop from the revolutionary punk group themselves, their families and friends, and explores the role that their performance and subsequent arrest has had on the international community as well as at home in Russia.

A Fairy Tale

A Fairy Tale
by Jonas T. Bengtsson

The newest novel from Danish author Jonas T. Bengtsson follows a transient father and son as they traverse Denmark and Sweden during the 1980s, trying to escape the father's shady past. The father home-schools the boy when he's not working at one of many odd jobs that he picks up during their travels, and by night tells him an allegorical fairy tale about a young prince and king who are seeking an evil white witch (read: the boy's mother.) But they can't run from the past forever, and the secrets that haunt the boy come to a head in his early adult life.

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