October 14, 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.
The Best American Comics 2015
edited by Jonathan Lethem
It's always a treat to see what this annual collection has gathered for us. This year is extra-special, as it's the tenth anniversary of the series. Jonathan Lethem acts as curator, and gifts us with some rare comic of his own! Highlights include work from Anders Nilsen, Diane Obomsawin, Peter Bagge, Roz Chast, Joe Sacco, Julia Gfrörer, Jesse Jacobs, and Anya Davidson. And let's not forget Raymond Pettibon's google-eyed cover art!
City on Fire
by Garth Risk Hallberg
Garth Risk Hallberg's debut novel is one of the most anticipated of the year. Set in New York City in 1976-1977, its many strands and characters circle the central mystery of a shooting in Central Park on New Year's Eve. Churning with detectives, journalists, heirs to great fortunes, and teen punks, City on Fire is this fall's gripping read!
Calf: A Novel
by Andrea Kleine
Inspired by two violent real-life events--the murder of the author's childhood friend and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, this debut novel uses a dual narrative to deliver an unsettling story. Against the backdrop of a deepening recession and the ongoing Cold War, we follow Tammy, the eleven-year-old protagonist, through a world of dread and delusion.
by William H. Gass
From one of the most revered writers of our time comes a new collection of two novellas and four short stories. We enter a dusty photography shop full to bursting with images, we hear from the upright piano of Casablanca, we delve into the ambiguous heart of charity, immersed as we are in the Gassian world of strange delights.
The Germany-based Tissue Magazine is an annual publication that brings together photography, fashion and philosophy.
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