July 24, 2014
In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.
Motor City Burning
by Bill Morris
Set in the chaos of the Detroit race riots, this searing novel follows disillusioned young civil rights activist Willie Bledsoe, who finds himself in the crosshairs of a driven white cop who suspects him of murder. A rich and thrilling read from an acclaimed author.
This latest issue of the Ontario-based magazine is focused on the concept of home. There are eco-tips for home maintenance, there is a feature on a couple who lives in a vintage Airstream camper, plus features on two other unique living spaces. There are even some tasty-looking organic recipes at the end!
What a dream! Comics Squad collects work by a large list of kid-focused cartoonists, including Raina Telgemaier of Drama and Smile fame, Gene Yang (Boxers & Saints, Level Up, American Born Chinese), Dave Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and so many more! Pizza monsters, aliens, bullies, heroes, jokes, and terrible puns abound!
The Walk Home
by Rachel Seiffert
An unsparing novel that explores national dramas as they are played out on an intimate scale. Seiffert illuminates the intricacies and emotions of Scottish sectarianism, and contrasts them against the experiences of contemporary Polish immigrants in Glasgow. The Walk Home is being hailed as brave and perceptive – Seiffert clearly continues to be a writer to watch!
The Symmetry Teacher
by Andrei Bitov
This metaphysical mystery by the contemporary Russian master attempts to recall a long-forgotten and now untraceable English novel via his own long-ago hurried translation of the text. The result as a sort of literary palimpsest that lovers of Calvino, Borges and Nabokov will surely enjoy.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)