February 4, 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.
Walt & Skeezix: 1931-1932
by Frank O. King
This seventh volume of the classic comic masterpiece Walt and Skeezix continues Frank King’s chronological, real-time storytelling. We find Skeezix entering the 1930s on the cusp of adolescence in the middle of the depression. Featuring an introduction by Jeet Heer, boasting Chris Ware's impeccable design work, and including a lot of never before published Walt & Skeezix ephemera, this book is a generous treat for readers.
Influential Women In Early Electronic Music
by Night Pong (Minh Nguyen and Aashish Gadani)
Offering a graphic cultural history of early electronic music, Seattle-based collective Night Pong aims to spotlight the killer work of those who have been all too easily relegated. Admittedly too short to provide a complete history, this zine slices a perfect visual and written introduction to a huge wide world. Appropriately, the zine is also an audio introduction as it includes a CD with referenced music.
The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig
A gift for those who already love the writing of Stephan Zweig and a treasure for those who are about to fall in love. This collection by Pushkin Press compiles five tense tales by the Austrian author - about desire, misunderstood motives, and living amidst war.
The Queen of the Night
by Alexander Chee
What Vogue calls an “epic novel for the fashion obsessed,” this second-novel by Alexander Chee is a sweeping historical narrative set in mid-to-late 19th century Europe. Celebrated soprano opera singer Lilliet Berne has been offered to play a starring role in a grand production - what she only later discovers is a staging based on her own hidden past. Immerse yourself in a whirlwind Belle Epoque mystery.
My Father, The Pornographer: A Memoir
by Chris Offutt
Chris Offutt’s father Andrew Offutt was the king of twentieth century smut. He wrote more than 400 novels of erotic fiction ranging from zombie porn to spy porn. How to reckon with a parent’s shielded self and hidden career? This is a memoir about the heavy psychic burdens one parent passes on to his offspring.
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