April 7, 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 Joni Murphy
Joni Murphy’s debut novel about girlhood in America is a harsh look at the violent realities that face young women growing up around borders and brutality. Chris Kraus calls it the “definitive book of the Young Girl” and poet Ariana Reines names it at once “sober and elegiac.” The two main protagonists Celine and Julie seek refuge and answers in art, theory, romance, and narcotics despite all the very real struggles that surround them. I’m predicting that this sharp book will be a big underground hit this year. Join us for what is sure to be a fantastic launch for Double Teenage in addition to BookThug’s other spring titles on Thursday April 28th 2016, 7pm at 211 Bernard O., Montreal.
Lumberjanes Vol 3: A Terrible Plan
by Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
The Lumberjanes is that perfect graphic series for fearless teens and hardcore lady types. The spirited story of 5 bold girl scouts who discover mysterious fantastical things happening near their camp, this third volume of the comics reveals magic portals, scary stories come to life, and even dinosaurs. It’s a refreshing adventure story for those badass teens in your life.
The Red Parts
by Maggie Nelson
The wonderful Maggie Nelson (Bluets, The Argonauts), has re-released her wrenching memoir about the murder of her aunt and the ensuing trial to find her killer. Though quite dark in material and subject, Nelson’s beautiful and thoughtful prose make this book more pensive than salacious. Indeed Nelson is more interested in our cultural fascination with sex, murder, and misogyny, rather than sex, murder, and misogyny themselves.
Tuesday Nights in 1980
by Molly Prentiss
A fun, usually playful, genre of literature is fiction about artists and the art scene - the players are often creative and eclectic, the scenarios often escapist, lush, and dramatic. Say hello to the newest addition to this genre, Tuesday Nights in 1980. Taking place in the storied 1980’s New York City art world, Prentiss invites us into a moment when art is reinventing itself anew.
The Wurst of Lucky Peach
by Chris Ying and the editors of Lucky Peach
The latest publication from the Lucky Peach empire is the cheekily named The Wurst of Lucky Peach, all about hot dogs, sausages, chorizos, bratwursts, etc. It’s an amazing resource of the variety of sausages and sausage recipes from around the world. Perfect for all those carnivores looking for infinite ways of garnishing and eating encased meat.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
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)