August 20, 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.
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City
by Guy Delisle
If you have yet to read Guy Delisle's Jerusalem, his best-selling graphic memoir of his time spent in the eponymous holy city, there has never been a better time to do so, as it's out in paperback this week! As an outsider, Delisle paints an insightful portrait of the divided city in all its complexity, juxtaposing the viewpoints of various inhabitants on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Informative, thoughtful, and all the while managing to capture the humour in his daily encounters, this travelogue is one of Delisle's finest.
Lucky Peach? Lucky us! The Fantasy Issue brings to you Force Free Foie Gras, drawings from the amazingly talented Lisa Hanawalt and articles like Surreal Meal. Who isn’t a little curious to know what Sodomized Portugese Bread might look like? Well now you can stop asking yourself!
by Ottessa Moshfegh
Disturbing and dark, Eileen is a mesmerizing debut novel for Ottessa Moshfegh. Caught in the role of her alcoholic father's caretaker Eileen struggles with her own repressed rage. The narrator is simultaneously sympathetic and repulsive.
With a great review on Maggie Nelson, who just happens to be a store favorite, this issue is worth picking up just for that. But it’s also chock full of literary reviews, short fiction, political criticism and more. This magazine makes for a great read.
The Day the Crayons Came Home
by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
No less charming than the first in the series The Day the Crayons Quit! this second book finds our protagonist with a whole new batch of indignant crayons all requiring rescue.
by Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson follows up his Pulitzer Prize winning The Orphan Master's Son with six new stories compiled here. Featuring a variety of rather tragic characters including two North Korean defectors, a pedophile, a former warden of an East Germany Stasi prison, among others, this book carries you through their lives with Adam’s characteristic energetic writing.
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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)