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October 24, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - October 24th, 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.


Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet

Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet by Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet’s entire revolutionary body of work is collected in this new box set, spanning from the acclaimed My New York Diary to rare comics and previously unpublished material. Emerging onto the 1990s comic scene a fully formed cartoonist, Doucet’s work is dense, witty, and fully confident as she explores the depths of the female psyche, and the fragility of the men around her.


Chlorine Gardens

Chlorine Gardens by Keiler Roberts

After the success of her 2017 Sunburning, Roberts is back, deftly dealing with pregnancy, art-making, and mental illness. It’s with her signature humour that the Chicago-based artist faces life’s darker moments, in a comic collection that Publisher’s Weekly deems poignant and “deeply satisfying.”


Friday Black

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Roxane Gay’s commanding “read this book” rings true for Adjei-Brenyah’s debut, a collection of stories haunting in their portrayal of the dangers and absurdities faced by black Americans. From an all-too-real account of the injustices of the justice system to an all-too-easy-to-imagine tale of racism as sport, these stories grip and never let go.


Roaming Foliage

Roaming Foliage by Patrick Kyle

Following the journey of two boys, a girl, a small head without a body, a humanoid robot, and a pumpkin through the wild overgrowth of a mysterious garden, Kyle’s latest offering is a feast of fantastical flora and fauna. It’s only the latest world to be built by the Toronto-based artist’s unique touch.


Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across

Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert

Known in equal measure as singer, songwriter, and spoken word artist, Lambert includes poet in her impressive list of accomplishments with this new collection, a stark and vulnerable discussion of sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance. In healing herself through poetry, Lambert provides guidance and hope for those who have been beaten down, but aim to lift themselves back up.


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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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