February 18, 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.
by Michael DeForge
A surreal coming-of-age tale about the transformative years of adolescence, featuring, Adam, a teen maturing sexually and otherwise. When he discovers his boyfriend has left him for someone else, Adam undergoes an emotional and physical transformation. Filled with acid colours and abstract shapes in typical DeForge style, this new release is a wrenching gem.
by Brian Chippendale
A dark and dense social satire that addresses everything from media narcissism to the malice of the right to the hypocrisies of the left. Years in the making (from 2009-2015), Puke Force was conceived of in the shadow of the Bush administration. Chippendale’s alternate universe amplifies the absurdities of life in the 21st century - terrorism, cyber trolls, corporate greed, and addiction - all with a visual chaos that reflects the messiness of our time.
by Tracey Lindberg
A debut novel from Dr. Tracey Lindberg about a Cree-Métis woman's journey towards recovery from the traumas and tragedies of her past. Memories, both painful and tender, come in great waves to the character, threatening to overwhelm her. Much of the story unfolds in these memories, which occur while the present Bernice lies in bed in a semi-conscious "sleepwake state." It’s a powerful book that recalls how Canada's own legacy of colonial violence continues to impact our present.
Amulet Book Seven: Firelight
by Kazu Kibuishi
The latest much-anticipated release from the epic all-ages series Amulet, about siblings Emily and Navin who have acquired a special amulet that enables them to enter into a fantasy-esque parallel universe. In the 7th book, the protagonists gain ammunition against the villain Elf King and the Amulet threatens to overtake Emily completely.
The latest issue from one of our favourite magazines. The theme for this one is “Versus” and we’ve got articles like “Coffee vs. Tea in India,” “New York vs. San Francisco,” and “Tokyo vs. the World.” It’s on. Pick up a copy to see who wins in these battles to the death.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
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
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)