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September 24, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 24, 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 Michael Deforge

Weird comics star Michael Deforge's newest collection assembles selections from his zines, mini-comics, and anthology work--some in black and white and some in colour. Strange stories and funny bits from the mind of a freaky genius. Deforge's Lose #7 is also out from Koyama Press!

Long Red Hair

Long Red Hair
by Meags Fitzgerald

Montreal-based comics artist Meags Fitzgerald brings us a graphic memoir of her childhood and adolescence, during which she discovers the mystique of sorcery, the strength of sisterhood, and her queer sexuality. Published by Conundrum Press. Launching at our store on September 23!

The Story of My Teeth

The Story of My Teeth
by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney

The Story of My Teeth (Coffee House Press) is the latest from novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli (translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney). Written in collaboration with the workers at a juice factory in Mexico City, this romp of a novel is narrated by yarn-spinning auctioneer Gustavo "Highway" Sánchez Sánchez, who collects the teeth of the "notorious infamous", including Plato and Virginia Woolf.

Trans: A Memoir

Trans: A Memoir
by Juliet Jacques

Jacques is known for her "Transgender Journey" column in the Guardian, in which she chronicled the gender reassignment process she was going through at the time. Here she writes about her experiences navigating the London publishing world as a trans woman, struggling within a liberal atmosphere in which trans people are regularly ignored, dismissed, and worse. Jacques entwines the personal and the political as she examines her own identity through art, film, music, politics and football. Published by Verso Books.

10 Artists to Listen to Before You Die

10 Artists to Listen to Before You Die
by Ricardo Cavolo

New from Nobrow is self-described "music onlooker" Ricardo Cavolo's brightly coloured inventory of not-to-be-missed musical acts. Eye-popping illustrations accompany Cavolo's idiosyncratic hand-drawn descriptions of his fave artists.

Conditions on the Ground

Conditions on the Ground
by Kevin Hooyman

Illustrator and cartoonist Kevin Hooyman's comics are full of wiggly lines, shaky text, fog and cyclones, butts, and straight-up hilarity. This beauteous hardcover volume from Floating World Comics collects some of his classics, including Lay Bare My Brain, Baby Heart, Bagman, Storm Valley and Hot New Dance Moves (do not disregard these, seriously).

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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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