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February 19, 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 19, 2017

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.

Spaniel Rage

Spaniel Rage
by Vanessa Davis

New D+Q! Spaniel Rage was first published over a decade ago; it collects diary comics and drawings made between 2003/04 by multidisciplinary artist Vanessa Davis. Chock full of frankness and mirth, Davis’s observations are casual but cutting, showcasing some of the best chops in autobiographical comics. These pencil drawn anecdotes offer wry wisdom and gentle self-deprecation, a delight from a talented storyteller!

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo is the long anticipated first novel from a master of short fiction. George Saunders brings his dark satire to the story of Willie Lincoln, the president’s son who died at age eleven. Saunders anchors Willie in a bizarre, polyphonic purgatory where ghosts mingle and bicker. Formally innovative and endlessly imaginative, this is a crowning achievement from a seasoned dazzler!

Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula

Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula
by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain

Legendary Canadian novelist, essayist, thinker Margaret Atwood continues her foray into the world of comics with Angel Catbird Volume 2. Dabbling with hybridity, Atwood’s series is at once a good ol’ fashioned superhero comic and a divergent to its conventions, combining pulp adventure with environmental treatise.

The Refugees

The Refugees
by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer propelled the Vietnamese born American author into the literary-limelight. Nguyen has followed up with a collection of short stories set in both Vietnam and America; The Refugees is a geography of displacement, tracing the lives of those torn between adoptive homelands and countries of birth.

My Favourite Thing is Monsters

My Favourite Thing is Monsters
by Emil Ferris

My Favourite Thing is Monsters is a sweeping phantasmagoria set against the turbulent political backdrop of 1960s Chicago. The book is narrated by a precocious ten-year-old who attempts to unravel the murder of her neighbour, a beautiful and mysterious holocaust survivor. Emil Ferris’s debut graphic novel is a B-movie-monster-filled opus, a psychological thriller with a stunningly virtuosic visual style.

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other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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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