September 10, 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 Margo Jefferson
In this anticipated memoir, Jefferson reflects on her experience growing up in the 1950s in upper-crust black Chicago, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty." She deftly presents the psychological and moral contradictions inherent in living in an elite black community that strives at once to distance itself from whiteness and "the black generality" and to compare itself constantly to each.
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
by Salman Rushdie
The latest novel from the literary titan brings us to a strange near-future filled with upheaval. After a New York City storm breaks the divide between our world and the world of "the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn", the novel's inhabitants must join an epic war between light and dark.
by Daniel Allen Cox
In anticipation of the Montreal launch, we recommend local writer Daniel Allen Cox's latest novel. Praised by Amber Dawn, and with an afterward by Sarah Schulman, Mouthquake is an elegiac coming-of-age tale about a boy with a stutter who uses sound to unearth memories. Post-punk and 80s pop, queer desire and celebrities fill this poetic book.
If You Steal
Beloved Norwegian cartoonist Jason is back with eleven light and playful stories involving such oddities as Van Morrison's Moondance album as horror comic, Frida Kahlo as a hired killer, and a heist story that somehow involves Magritte. Deadpan, witty, and always amusing!
The Double Life of Liliane
by Lily Tuck
Award-winning novelist, storywriter, essayist, and biographer Lily Tuck gives us her most autobiographical novel to date. Liliane is the child of artistic parents who live on either side of the Atlantic and spends her time in both Italy and New York. An imaginative only child, she pieces together family histories (including that of Mary Queen of Scots!), which are brought to life in this document- and photo-rich book.
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