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January 25, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 25, 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.

Saga Vol. 8

Saga Vol. 8
by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan

Saga fans rejoice. The newest volume of this sweeping sci-fi epic is available, this time with a Western tilt. Taking our difficult yet endearing characters through ever-deeper chaos and calamity, this volume continues the daring storytelling it began with.

Shiver: selected stories

Shiver: selected stories
by Junji Ito

Including ten stories from Ito's 30-year career in horror manga, this collection also includes notes and commentary from the author on the tales. Compelling and graphic in all senses, but beware, this world-turning storytelling is not for the fainthearted.

Where the Line Bleeds

Where the Line Bleeds
by Jesmyn Ward

Author of TWO National Book Award winning books, including last years powerful Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward is a not-to-be-missed author. This recently published novel about a pair of twin brothers raised by their blind grandmother until their parents return in Mississippi is the perfect excuse, if you need one, to dive into Ward's essential writing.

Temple of the Scapegoat

Temple of the Scapegoat
by Alexander Kluge

Lawyer, media magnate, filmmaker, and author (oh my), Kluge offers us over 100 stories inspired by opera. Kluge's grandmother used to call the plot of operas "impractical", but he remained drawn to them over his lifetime. Here, Kluge delves into the mythology, devotion, absurdity, drama, and impracticality of opera in short seductive fragments.

King Zeno

King Zeno
by Nathaniel Rich

Here is a historical crime story circling around violence and ambitions in New Orleans near the end of WWI. There are jazz musicians, ax murders, mafia, veterans and the like in this smart gritty noir. Sounds like the perfect dark read on a cold winter night.

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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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