April 16, 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.
Great Canadian cartoonist Seth brings readers back to the world of Dominion, Ontario in his latest graphic novel. A mix of comics and art, the lush hardcover weaves together beloved stories, childhood memories, and a photo essay of a fictional small-town barber shop. All in a day's work for this idiosyncratic, and quintessentially Canadian, artist.
Lurid & Cute
by Adam Thirlwell
Thirlwell's protagonist—well-educated, well-connected, and (until recently) well-employed—falls pray to the lurid, though whether it is caused by his lack of work, a visit from an old friend, or adulterous temptations is anyone's guess. The mundane and the disturbing swirl together in a suburban noir by the award-winning British author.
Page as Bone – Ink as Blood
by Jónína Kirton
Vancouver poet Kirton gives us a debut collection of poems and lyric prose that explore death, desire, and divination, wending through disco, dream kitchens, and dark whispers to tell a deeply autobiographical story. The words are powerful, the collection beautifully brought together.
The new issue of N+1 is in, this time full to the brim with the diverse, riveting writing we've grown accustomed to. There's a roundtable discussion on police violence (part of a larger package on the police and the people), fiction by Christine Smallwood, a review of Elena Ferrante, and essays on basketball, death, and affect theory for activists.
Uppercase magazine continues to put out beautiful, themed issues bursting with ideas, resources, and tools for artists. This month brings us everything we'd possibly need to know about printmaking—from monoprint to silkscreen, overprinting to typesetting—highlighting along the way the work of the astoundingly talented artists working today.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
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)