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February 8, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 8, 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.

Killing and Dying

Killing and Dying
by Adrian Tomine

The paperback release of Adrian Tomine's seminal collection of short comic stories is your perfect excuse to finally read it, if you haven't already. His clean drawings and delicate storytelling highlight with dark humor the utter messiness of life.

Feel Free

Feel Free
by Zadie Smith

Can't get enough Zadie Smith. Look no further than her new book of non-fiction essays to sit back and lounge in her wisdom as she writes on libraries, dancing, Brexit, Justin Bieber, global warming, and the like.

Is This Guy For Real: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman

Is This Guy For Real: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman
by Box Brown

Following his 2014 comic biography on Andre the Giant comes Brown's new comic biography on an unexpected figure: Andy Kaufman. We follow Kaufman's unconventional professional trajectory as an actor, comedian, and wrestler without the cinematic gloss offered by the 1999 movie Man on the Moon.

When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir

When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

Black Lives Matter co-founder Khan-Cullors writes about her upbringing in economically disenfranchised Van Nuys, California, her family's multiple encounters with the criminal justice system, and growing to be a queer woman of colour leading a national social justice movement. I would recommend reading this alongside How We Get Free: Black Feminism and Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am
by Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell describes her seventeen near-death experiences. Yes. Seventeen. She does it with grace and forthrightness - reiterating over and over how tenuous the line between life and death is.

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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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