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November 23, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 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.


Blame This on the Boogie

Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang

Inspired by the artist’s love of musical theater and Hollywood films, this comic so accurately captures the infectious joys of collective song and dance. Following the coming of age of a young Filipino American girl, Ayuyang explores how the glittery charms of cinematic musicals can transform one’s reality therapeutically.


Evening in Paradise

Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin

Following up the massive success of A Manual for Cleaning Women, this new posthumous collection of short stories by Berlin is a MUST READ. Included are twenty two stories from the late great writer that brazenly highlight the gritty humour and ache of human experience.


Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism

Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Stemming from the author’s ground-breaking undergraduate class, “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism,” this book expands her rich research and observations outside academia towards a wider public. She argues that Lemonade is "most widely distributed black feminist text of the current moment," while deftly weaving her own story into the analysis.


Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism by Kristen R. Ghodsee

Ghodsee offers a compelling case how for market forces affect sexuality. Deeply informed and spirited, this book is a deep dive argument for better sex through social and political reform.


Autobiography of Death

Autobiography of Death by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi

Here is a collection of poems that charts the limbo period between death and reincarnation where a spirit lingers and roams. A poem for each of the 49 days. Hailed as Korea’s most important living poet, Hyesoon chronicles Korea’s contemporary violent history with strangeness and intimate precision.


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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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