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May 11, 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - May 11, 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.

One! Hundred! Demons!

One! Hundred! Demons!
by Lynda Barry

New D&Q reprint! This lovely new hardcover edition of Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons! introduces the reader to Barry’s grievances and regrets across seventeen full-colour vignettes. Of her work that seems to zero in on the essence of truth, Barry asks whether autobiography can contain fiction, and fiction autobiography, a query that led to her coining the term “autobiofictionalography”. Deeply relatable, and with the ability to turn from achingly sad to achingly funny on a dime, Lynda Barry must be read by anybody with a pulse.

Nature Poem

Nature Poem
by Tommy Pico

Tommy Pico, author of the bestselling IRL and founder/editor-in-chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine, has returned with a pseudo-autobiographical epic poem about a young, queer, Native American poet who cannot bring himself to write a nature poem. Exploring with equal gravitas sexuality, human nature, language, and Twitter, Nature Poem is another strong effort from a talented young writer.

The Gold Leaf

The Gold Leaf
by Kirsten Hall & Matthew Forsythe

Montreal-based artist Matthew Forsythe teams up with Kirsten Hall to produce the gorgeous children’s book The Gold Leaf. A much coveted golden leaf is fought over by the animals of the forest and destroyed in the process, leaving the animals heartbroken, and wondering if they will ever see such a thing of beauty ever again.

How Music Works

How Music Works
by David Byrne

Originally published in 2012, this revamped edition of David Byrne’s How Music Works contains a new chapter on digital curation, as well as sporting a handsome new cover. How Music Works is the legendary musician and frontman of the Talking Head’s incisive and impassioned musings on his own craft, and the artform as a whole.

My Brother’s Husband Vol. 1

My Brother’s Husband Vol. 1
by Gengoroh Tagame

When a—hilariously—hulking and affable Canadian arrives at suburban work-at-home dad Yaichi’s doorstep declaring himself to be the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, both his and his daughter’s lives change drastically. Gengoroh Tagame’s newest work is a beautifully executed meditation on the struggle for gay acceptance in contemporary Japan, and it has us eager for volume 2!

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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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