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January 9, 2019

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 10th, 2019

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.

Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

From the author of Fever Dream, Argentina-born Berlin-based author Samanta Schweblin’s latest is one of the most anticipated early January releases here at Librairie D+Q. Mouthful of Birds is a short story collection that looks to be every bit as harrowing, strange, and kafkaesque as Schweblin’s aforementioned first novella.


McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh

A beautiful new edition of Moshfegh’s first novella, McGlue is out this week. The book takes place in Salem, Mass in 1851 and follows the story of the titular character, waking up from slumber, realizing that he may have killed his best friend.

Breathing: Chaos and Poetry

Breathing: Chaos and Poetry by Franco “Bifo” Berardi

The latest from Semiotext(e) has us salivating. Breathing is a treatise that expands upon Berardi’s earlier works about how poetry and finance intermingle, and explores creativity in relation to Occupy, BLM, and coding. Poetry as Semiotic Insolvency, Postfactual Truth and Ethical Choice, Ethics in Apocalyptic Times are some of the chapter names in this theoretical text. The green to purple fade on the cover is just stunning.


Cane by Jean Toomer

Zinzi Clemmons gives the introduction in this beautiful new edition of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, Cane. A tapestry of poetry, prose and play-like dialogue, Cane was originally published in 1923, and is an important portrait of African Americans residing in the north and south during the Jim Crow era.

A Perfect Failure- Fante Bukowski Three

A Perfect Failure- Fante Bukowski Three by Noah Van Sciver

The third and final book in Van Sciver’s story about self-styled wanna-be literary superstar Fante Bukowski. Van Sciver returns with beautifully drawn and coloured panels in this comic, which takes place the midwest and mocks literary pretension.

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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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