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July 26, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - July 26, 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.

We’re Still Here: An All Trans Comics Anthology

We’re Still Here: An All Trans Comics Anthology edited by Tara Avery and Jeanne Thornton

Created by Tara Avery and Jeanne Thornton, this is the first anthology of comics entirely by and for transgender creators. It includes five different creators, with stories that vary from fiction to non-fiction. Ranging from an evening discussing the terrors of Donald Trump at a Japanese bar for trans men to a devotional essay about angels beyond gender or understanding—it marks a wonderful addition to the comics landscape.

Now My Heart is Full

Now My Heart is Full by Laura June

Readers will explore the ongoing lineage of motherhood in this collection of non-fiction. In facing the fresh birth of her child, Laura Jane reflects on her own relationship to her own mother—an absent alcoholic. In doing so, readers will meditate on the patterns bloodlines can both perpetuate and shatter.


Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman

An innovative take on the coming-of-age genre, Inappropriation centers around a young female-identified reader, forced into a gang of radical feminists as a result of her school’s social hierarchy. With this as her tipping point, we follow her obsession with the seminal text: A Cyber Manifesto, wherein gender revelations unfold into a lively and satirical read.

Little Stranger

Little Stranger by Edie Fake

Catch the last edition of The Paris Review? Illustrator Edie Fake took to the cover. In Little Stranger, Fake asks “What’s silly, scary, and sexy?” This is the first time these rare comics have been made available in a physical collected edition like this—a reading experience to remember.

Ma Bole’s Second Life

Ma Bole’s Second Life by Xiao Hong

Xiao Hong was one of the most important Chinese novelists of the twentieth century. Ma Bole trails a “cowardly layabout” who escapes from his family life in order to escape an imminent Japanese invasion. Explore early twentieth century China from the lens of this comic narrator.

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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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