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February 22, 2019

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 22, 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.

All My Goodbyes

All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimopulos

While most contemporary literary fiction tends to nominate itself for the category of experimental fiction, this book stands out as a story told in a disjointed nature. We ricochet from Málaga to Heidelberg, from Buenos Aires to Berlin, in Argentine-based author Mariana Dimopulos’ first novel. Inequality, migrant labor, and the way in which workplace and personal identities interlope are explored. We spin through adult perspectives and those of young people, chronology cast aside. The result is a suspenseful and propulsive read.

Days by Moonlight

Days by Moonlight by Andre Alexis

As the sun sets, a mighty glow beams orange and pink across the horizon. Days by Moonlight, however, takes place just after ‘golden hour,’ in the ‘hour of the wolf’, the time of early morning when we can’t tell the difference between a wolf and a dog. Amidst a plethora of unusual occurrences, reality and fantasy meld for the protagonist (and the reader).


Hobo Mom by Charles Forsman

From the creator of The End of the F***ing World Charles Forsman, comes a new comic collaboration with Max de Radiguès. Simultaneously drawn by these two well established comics creators, the story chronicles a family, domesticity, love and the need to be on the move.

Nobody’s Looking at You

Nobody’s Looking at You by Janet Malcolm

Very excited for this collection of essays which covers a wide range of current events. We read about email etiquette, Russian Literature, Yuji Wang, the translation couple Larissa Volokonsky & Richard Pevear, about the dreaded Confirmation hearings for the supreme court, and about Trump nemesis Rachel Maddow. Reading Malcolm allows for much needed contemporary processing.

Trump Sky Alpha

Trump Sky Alpha by Mark Doten

Mark Doten takes us on a post-apocalyptic journey where life on earth has been mostly wiped out due to war. Our protagonist, Rachel, goes on a mission to document the internet before it is was destroyed, and to find the resting place of her wife and child. Her research uncovers strange clues. Did a secret society plot the downfall of the world wide web? Trump Sky Alpha is a satire, and a poignant look and how the internet pervades and affects our existence, and the absurdities of the present political moment.

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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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