May 28, 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.
by Sylvie Rancourt
In autobiographical comics that have never before been translated into English, alter ego Melody and her boyfriend Nick move to Montreal from Northern Quebec, where she begins working as an exotic dancer. Despite the challenges, nothing is too much to handle for the cheerful, indomitable heroine.
Featuring the work of thirty artists, Strange Plants II picks up where the first collection left off, exploring the place of plants in contemporary art. Whether it's how plants are incorporated into their art or how vegetation makes them feel, each artist's approach is unique, and accompanied by an explanatory interview.
by Nick Maandag
What happens when you're sharing a disgusting apartment with a mismatched roommate, and unemployment makes leaving impossible? Do you take a stand or make do? In this comic, the decision isn't always easy.
by Nelly Arcan
A new English translation of famed Quebec writer Nelly Arcan, Breakneck tells the story of Rose and Julie, two women whose competitive relationship and feelings for the same man create an arms race of artificial beauty and debasement, and show the tenuous power of stereotypical femininity.
by Mary Soderstrom
In a sweeping work of historical fiction, pianist Gloria Murray put nothing ahead of her musical career. But the secrets of her past collide with the life she's made for herself, thirty years after she studied piano in post-WWII France.
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)