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July 12, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - July 12, 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.

Shit Is Real

Shit Is Real by Aisha Franz

In this new graphic novel from the German artist, we follows heartbroken Selma in a futurist unnamed city. She’s sad, she’s lost, and she’s having nightmares about being lost in a desert, all until she peers into her glamourous neighbour’s apartment. She sneaks in, lives there while her neighbour is away, and begins to live more glamorously, carelessly, and, at last, freely.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

New Moshfegh means a new darkly funny tale of alienation and existential ennui. Here, back in the year 2000, our narrator is a young, financial supported, educated woman who rejects expectations of her and notions of how to make a life.

Confessions of the Fox

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

There have been rave reviews pouring out for this novel about eighteenth century pickpocket and jailbreaker Jack Sheppard. It’s both historical, based on a true person, and theatrically speculative and political, imagining Sheppard as a trans man.

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars

The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars by Paul Broks

For the science curious, a deeply reflective book about life and death and consciousness from a longtime neuropsychologist. Following the death of his wife and taking insights from his work as a clinician, Broks tries to unravel eternal questions on the mind and makings of selfhood.


Kinfolk vol. 28

New Kinfolk means glossy photographs of beautiful people, macro close-ups of hair, an interview with hip Canadian politicians, and writing on matchmaking.

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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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