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January 21, 2016

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 21, 2016

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 Envelope Manufacturer

The Envelope Manufacturer
by Chris Oliveros

Set in the mid-20th century amidst changing business and economical models, this dark graphic novel illustrates the changing world's effects on a struggling small-scale envelope manufacturer. Falling more and more so into debt, the central figure begins to falter psychologically even as he tries to keep up appearances.


Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
by Sunil Yapa

Recalling the events of Seattle's 1990 World Trade Organization (WTO) protests, this debut novel traces the lives of seven disparate yet connected characters caught up in the burgeoning riot. Visceral, raw, and wrenching, the book demonstrates what happens when hopeful democracy hits up against global financial power.


The Dirty Version (on stage, in the studio, and in the streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard)

The Dirty Version (on stage, in the studio, and in the streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard)
by Buddha Monk & Mickey Hess

Written by Ol' Dirty Bastard's longtime friend and collaborator Buddha Monk with the help of hip-hop academic Mickey Hess, this unique biography offers an intimate and charming portrait of a rap legend.


Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary

Red Star Tattoo: My Life as a Girl Revolutionary
by Sonja Larsen

A powerful memoir of a radical childhood - a story of growing up in the 70s with travel, politics, and freedoms when comfort and stability were desired.


A Girl on the Shore

A Girl on the Shore
by Inio Asano

This is the latest manga by acclaimed Japanese artist Inio Asano, illustrating an intense teen story of love and sex in a sleepy seaside town. It's a cinematic and intimate portrayal of the contradictory feelings that emerge in the midst of teen adrenaline and hormones.


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly's blog
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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Twitter


also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Online "Best Books of 2015" Year-end Lists

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel 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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