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March 13, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - March 12, 2015

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.

Detroit 67: The Year that Changed Soul

Detroit 67: The Year that Changed Soul
by Stuart Cosgrove

Anyone even remotely interested in music history should know about Detroit in the late 60s and the year that political, military, and racial tensions served as a backdrop for Motown, the disbanding of the Supremes, and the end of the most successful African American music label ever. Detroit 67 is an essential primer.

Sex Criminals Volume 2

Sex Criminals Volume 2
by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Jon and Suzie can both stop time by having sex. Jon hates his bank job, Suzie hates the bank for foreclosing on her library, so they resolve to have sex, stop time, and rob the bank. Sounds simple? It's really not in the second installment of the sexy, witty comic.

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary

Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
by Sarah Manguso

Sarah Manguso kept a meticulous diary for 25 years, growing it to eight hundred thousand words and only stopping once she became pregnant and had her child. Ongoingness is a haunting, contemplative work that explores Manguso's need for documentation, impermanence, and the chaos of time.

The Discreet Hero

The Discreet Hero
by Mario Vargas Llosa (translated by Edith Grossman)

The Nobel laureate's latest novel follows the stories of Felicíto Yanaqué, a small-time businessman facing blackmail, and Ishmael Carrera, whose two sons want him dead. Quiet and brave, the story and its two protagonists make it clear why the novel was given its name.

Cabinet issue 55: Love

Cabinet issue 55: Love

The spring 2015 issue of Cabinet magazine is out, bringing with it writings on the Berlin wall, zoo inventories, Nikola Tesla, and Soviet "defectology." All in a day's work for this singular arts and culture quarterly.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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musician/author interviews
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