September 26, 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.
by Michael DeForge
Though his best-known project is likely the Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, DeForge's talent is most certainly not limited to the wacky hijinks of a boy and his shapeshifting dog. In the latest installment of Lose, cool aunt Cherrelle takes on the mafia and human sacrifice, all for her niece's clarinet. Nominated for both Ignatz and Eisner awards, the comic features the same clean lines and surreal situations that so charmed us in Ant Colony.
by Pascal Girard
Though "dessins" might translate directly as "drawings," the way the books moves from one story to another, never getting bogged down in any one narrative, a more accurate term might be "sketches." Collecting together work from the past two years, Dessins offers a fascinating look into the day to day life of a comic artist who, with titles like Bigfoot and Petty Theft, has been delighting readers for years.
In Case of Emergency
by Courtney Moreno
When rookie EMT Piper Gallagher answers an emergency call from a man who can only tell her "I can't function," the question of what it actually means to function begins to haunt her. In her debut novel, Moreno weaves the physical trauma of Piper's patients with the more esoteric pain of abandoned children, unrequited love, and war-rooted PTSD, showing that sometimes medicine can only heal so much.
by Patrick Kyle
When publisher Koyama Press asks you to image Distance Mover as Dr. Who designed by Joan Miró, they're not wrong. The new collected edition of Kyle's "art house, sci-fi adventure" is told through beautiful, two-toned full page panels, and follows the story of Mr. Earth who, in his vehicle the Distance Mover, takes on everyone from the Council of the Misters to the Ooze.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories
by Hilary Mantel
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories, Hilary Mantel
Having won the Man Booker Prize twice (for her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies), Hilary Mantel is back with a collection of short stories, displaying what the New Yorker calls her "maddeningly unteachable gift of being interesting." Her direct writing style has always promised nothing but delight, and between the deaths, infidelities, and family secrets of her new offering, Mantel's signature keen prose will likely continue to keep readers on their toes.
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