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January 19, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 19, 2018

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.

McSweeney's 51

McSweeney's 51

Everyone's favourite eccentric literary compendium has released their newest issue McSweeney's 51. It contains letters to the publication from swoon-worthy artists and writers, eighteen brand-new stories from authors like Etgar Keret and Nadja Spiegelman, and more! All bound together by Jesse Jacobs spacey mechanical-turk-ish illustrations.

Little Reunions

Little Reunions
by Eileen Chang

Set in Hong Kong and Shanghai during the Japanese occupation of WWII, this NYRB-released novel is a romance and family saga with winds of social critique. Glamourous and brilliant Eileen Chang wrote here about how privilege twists, contorts, and often betrays in the face of war.

The White Book

The White Book
by Han Kang

Reminding me of the poetic attentiveness of Maggie Nelson's Bluets and Suzanne Scanlon's indexical Her 37th Year, The White Book is a reflection on colour, naming and chronicling white things found in the world - like salt, fog, frost, lace, wings, candles, light, certain objects in darkness, breast milk, and teeth to name a few.

The Lie and How We Told It

The Lie and How We Told It
by Tommi Parrish

One of our favourite comic artists working today, Montreal-based Tommi Parish has come out with a graphic novel that hits heavy with bright abstracted renderings of living and partying in metropolitan surroundings. Two friends with a worn relationship bump into each other by chance and spend the evening together, confronting desire, disappointment, friendship, and adulthood.

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Contextualizing the tenacious activism and organizing being built today with Black Lives Matter and Black feminism, this book interviews contemporary activists looking back on the radical work of a feminist antiracist collective from the '60s and '70s. A must read for understanding present-day resistance.

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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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