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June 27, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - June 27, 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.

A Bubble

A Bubble by Geneviève Castrée

This beautiful and heartbreaking board book was crafted near the end of the artist's life. It was intended as a gift for her two-year-old daughter before she passed away in 2016 from pancreatic cancer. Her illness takes on the form of a bubble in the child's eyes. The bubble is both isolating and protective, enveloping and distancing for both during a confusing time.


Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin

Rejecting Baudelaire's flâneur, Elkin proposes the flâneuse in her broad cultural study. A flâneuse is a wandering, attentive, light-footed city woman who idles and drifts against the current.

Sludge Utopia

Sludge Utopia by Catherine Fatima

Told with great intimary, Fatima's novel is a about desire under capitalism, ethics, love, depression, etc. Reminiscent of Sheila Heti's narrators, the narrator of Sludge Utopia is reflective, revealing, and deeply curious on having and wanting.

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassination

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassination by Terrance Hayes

In a pressing collection of seventy poems bearing the same title, Hayes elicits the weight of America's past while enduring Trump's present. He is deftly observant, sober, and tender in his varied musical sonnet formations.


Gumballs by Erin Nations

This collection offers an array of candy-colored, crisply drawn short comics about Erin Nations' gender transitioning, toils in customer service, and search for connection and love. Refreshingly honest and silly in equal measures.

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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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