July 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.
by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, Boaz Lavie
Gory, gorgeous, and morally complex, The Divine follows the story of Mark, an ex-military explosives specialist who escapes a dead end job by taking a military contract in the obscure Southeast Asian country of Quanlom. Here, there is more than he signed on for, and he must avoid the crossfire between ancient powers and modern warfare.
A Planet for Rent
For the first time ever, English-speaking readers will be able to peek into the mind of Cuba's foremost science fiction writer. In A Planet for Rent, Earth, wracked with economic and environmental problems, is rescued by alien colonizers who then reinvent it as a tourist destination. The dispossessed humans must now struggle in any way they can, either by collaborating, escaping, or staying and eking out a living any way they can.
Land of Love and Drowning
by Tiphanie Yanique
Set in the early 1900s, when the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, two sisters and their half-brother find themselves shipwrecked and orphaned. They are each endowed with magic that might save or doom them and their descendants, in this lyric debut novel that evokes an entire beautiful, vibrant world.
by Ernest Cline
Ever since the phenomenon that was Ready Player One, fans of science fiction-infused young adult literature have been waiting with bated breath for Cline's next story. Armada—in which disaffected teenage gamer Zach Lightman spots a flying saucer straight out of the video game he plays every night, convincing him that, against his better judgment, he might be destined for something greater—doesn't disappoint.
A Cure for Suicide
by Jesse Ball
A mysterious man and woman move into a small house in a small village. She is the "examiner," he the "claimant." She is teaching him the most basic functions: What a chair is, how to meet people. She then records his progress in her journal, including his troubling dreams, the arrival of the charismatic Hilda, and the many questions this strange and fascinating novel raises.
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