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June 11, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - June 11, 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.


Book of Numbers

Book of Numbers
by Joshua Cohen

This highly anticipated novel by American novelist Joshua Cohen is about what happens when a struggling novelist signs on to ghostwrite the memoir of tech billionaire. Immersed in the technology, networks, and data of globalization, Book of Numbers tries to figure out who are we in this infinitely "outsourced, offshored, externalized" world.


The Hunter

The Hunter
by Joe Sparrow

This small comic tells the story about a hunter who sets out to kill a mythical beast much more powerful than he. But it's not just any beast, it's a composite of all of the hunters' past kills and it wants revenge! Published by one of our favourite comics publishers, Nobrow, as part of their 17x23 series for emerging comics artists.


Mile End (in English)

Mile End (in English)
by Michel Hellman

The original French version of this book has been a longtime favourite at the D&Q store, not least of which because we are located in same neighbourhood that this book of is set in, Montreal's wonderful Mile End district. At last, it has been translated into English. Michel Hellmen offers us a perspective of the neighbourhood, with all of its charms and wintertime blues.


That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: the sexual autobiography of Samantha Matthews as told to David Shields

That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: the sexual autobiography of Samantha Matthews as told to David Shields
by David Shields and Samantha Matthews

Just out by another one of our favourite publishers, McSweeney's, is an autobiography by actress and voice-over artist Samantha Matthews, compiled by her cousin (once removed) David Shields. Based on conversations over email, text, Skype, and FaceTime, the two have put together a record of Matthew's early trauma, career as a dubber of Italian pornography, and migration into parenthood.


A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
by Eimear McBride

Written in short, direct, and loaded phrases, McBride's novel moves and flows differently than most novels. No names are given for the characters, places are not identified, and time does not seem to exist. Set in Ireland, broadly, the novel follows a young woman's changing relationship to her family and herself.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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
musician/author interviews
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)


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