June 18, 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 Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau & Cathon
Montreal publisher Pow Pow Press recently released several amazing English translations of their best loved graphic novels, not the least of which is Vampire Cousins, in which Camilia travels back to a childhood manor in which she spent the best summer of her life, but finds the atmosphere, and her cousin Frédérique, much changed.
In the Country
by Mia Alvar
In nine beautiful, vivid stories, Mia Alvar gives voice to the Filipino diaspora, traveling from New York to Bahrain to Manila and telling the stories of teachers, pharmacists, students, engineers, and labourers along the way. It's a debut collection that's receiving many accolades, and deservedly so, with NPR hailing her "morally messy stories, exquisitely told."
by Aziz Ansari
There are a not a whole lot of people in the world who haven't fallen in love with Aziz Ansari's comedy, and the writer and comedian is his usual charming self in Modern Love, a thoughtful exploration of love and romance in the twenty-first century. Teaming up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, Ansari marries behavioural data with his beloved comedic voice for a unique portrait of modern love.
by Kilian Eng
The previously out of print Object 5, first monoprint of Swedish artist Kilian Eng, is back, with all the gorgeous, saturated illustrations and graphic design we've come to love. Featuring 16 new works, the collection is full to the brim with Eng's surrealist, architecture and science fiction-inspired art, and represents a definitive look at the artist's early work.
The Seven Good Years
by Etgar Keret
Master of the weird and wonderful short story, Keret's new memoir, The Seven Good Years, recounts the period of time between his son's birth and his father's death. Though happy years, there are still terrorist attacks, illnesses, and everyday worries to contend with, an appropriately dark lining to his witty and touching stories. There's a reason the New York Times quote, "Etgar Keret is a genius," exists.
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Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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