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April 19, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - April 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.

The Dangerous Journey

The Dangerous Journey
by Tove Jansson

This new release by Drawn & Quarterly was the last picture book completed by our collective fairy grandmother Tove Jansson. In gorgeous watercolour illustrations and a whimsical lyricism, Jansson tells the story of Susanna, a precocious youth fed up with her humdrum day-to-day. She aches for adventure. A story or adults and children, the serious and the impish, alike.

Your Black Friend and Other Strangers

Your Black Friend and Other Strangers
by Ben Passmore

As the name suggests, this comic collection is written pointedly for white readers. Told through challenging and humorous stories, it's broadly about the ways in which today's social and moral contacts are failing black people and the vulnerable. Specifically, it's about characters tinted in purple and pink hues just trying to get through the daily chaos.

Authenticity Is a Feeling

Authenticity Is a Feeling
by Jacob Wren

In this collection of essays, local Montreal writer/artist/sage Jacob Wren shares his experiences in multi-disciplinary performance. As a member of the bilingual collective PME-ART, Wren recounts his theatrical and musical experiments through this intimate collage-memoir-diary.

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City
by Richard Sennett

A deep dive consideration of cities, how they are built, and how we live in them. Sennett looks at the evolution of cities in widely different locals, For everyone who lives in a city (yes, you!), because they are not indifferent settings but trace long histories of disparity, growth, and unusual adaptations.


by Dorothea Lasky

Opening with a startling and vivid line by Ovid, Lasky's collection of poetry is a series of shudders. Each line stands on its own and demands the imagination, longing, and sorrow of the reader. She writes with tender aches and pains about her body changing into a maternal one and the loss she subsequently encounters.

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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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