July 14, 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 Claire-Louise Bennett
A series of twenty short stories told, ostensibly, from the fixed perspective of a semi-reclusive female narrator. Her soliloquies of varying lengths animate the minutiae of her rural existence. Bennett’s elegant and intimate prose have been compared to Lydia Davis and Jean Rhys.
by Robin Ha
Learn how to Cook Korean with Robin Ha’s new graphic novel! Ha offers step by step illustrated instructions for over sixty recipes. From traditional dishes to fusion cuisine, you’ll learn how to make kimchi, bibimbap, spicy rice cakes and all about Korean food culture while you’re at it.
by David Foster Wallace
This slim and attractive volume collects all of DFW’s writings on tennis for the first time. For those familiar with Wallace’s ouevre they may recognize tennis as a subject dear to his heart. In this compilation his unique analytical prowess is evident as he moves through his own short-lived career as a “near great” player to ruminations on the game and greatness.
by Alexander Pushkin
It’s only fitting that Pushkin Press should release this vibrant new translation of a pivotal work by its namesake, Alexander Pushkin. A novel in verse, it chronicles the life and times of hapless, bored aristocrat Yevengeny through love, death, and duels. By turns playful, philosophical, and sorrow-laden - this energetic work has been described as the lodestar of all Russian literature!
by Jade Sharma
Brought to you by Coffee House Press and Emily Books - your haven for weird books by women - is Jade Sharma’s debut novel, Problems. Narrator Maya has been surviving in New York City on a dead-end bookstore job and part time heroin addiction for years. When her principal relationships dissolve her fragile situation implodes. Rest assured that Sharma succeeds in breaking every cliche about redemption narratives
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Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
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