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September 7, 2017

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 7, 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.

(H)afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1-4

(H)afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1-4
by Juliana Jewels Smith & Ronald Nelson

A disgruntled group of undergrads launch the first and only anti-gentrification website:, and engage in pressing dialogues on the housing crisis, racism, police violence, and absurdly expensive avocado toast.

After Kathy Acker

After Kathy Acker
by Chris Kraus

In the first, fully authorized biography of iconic punk poet Kathy Acker, Chris Kraus paints a portrait with a swirl of meticulousness and intimacy.

Dr. Bethune’s Children

Dr. Bethune’s Children
by Xue Yiwei

The Montreal-based writer Xue Yiwei has long been an acclaimed novelist in China, but until recently has been relatively unknown in Canada. His latest subversive novel, banned in China, engages with the effects of the distress and the repression facing his peers in recent decades.

Don’t Call Us Dead

Don’t Call Us Dead
by Danez Smith

Danez Smith’s second poetry collection is urgent, performative, and potent. In an immensely moving and lyrical opening sequence, Smith imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police.

Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life

Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life
by Chelsea Martin

Readers who gobbled down Chelsea Martin’s quirky novel Mickey (2016) should sink their teeth into Caca Dolce, her latest collection of essays, which features the American writer at her candid and erudite best.

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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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