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April 23, 2015

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

Supermutant Magic Academy

Supermutant Magic Academy
by Jillian Tamaki

Teenagers will be teenagers even if they're goblins and fox shifters learning magic in an old castle, and the beautiful compilation of Tamaki's incisive and laugh out loud funny webcomic shows that's equally hard to grow up surrounded by the mundaneness of prom as it is the magic of broomstick sports games.

Trames de Patsy

Trames de Patsy

French-language project Trames produces beautiful "portrait-books," a collection of anecdotes, funny stories, and photographs that go far beyond your traditional biography. This edition, based on the life of Belgo-Quebecois artist Patsy Van Roost, the sometimes-styled Fairy of the Mile End, travels through her past, her psyche, and the Montreal neighbourhood she's called home for twenty years.

Asbestos Heights

Asbestos Heights
by David McGimpsey

"Petrarch in a Tweet war about where to buy a good pair of dad jeans." "Yeats but with fewer swans." There are a thousand ways to describe McGimpsey's poetry and the brash way it grabs a chuckle from you, and his new poems are as irreverent as expected. There are uncaring therapists, ankle bracelets, deserts, and a truly stunning collection of literary burns.

God Help the Child

God Help the Child
by Toni Morrison

The incomparable Morrison is back with a new novel, her first set in our current time. The Nobel laureate this time tells the story of Bride, whose blue-black skin is her only beauty but also the cause of maternal neglect, and who must navigate treacherous waters as she grows up, loses love to anger, and meets mysterious strangers.

Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark
by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The highly anticipated newest instalment of the sweeping My Struggle series takes us to a small fishing town far north of the polar circle, where an 18 year old Knausgaard is an unenthusiastic school teacher trying to save up for a writer's life. Detailing all the mundane, intimate details of his frigid existence, Knausgaard weaves a tale that has ensnared an international audience.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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