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March 1, 2019

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - March 1, 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.

This Woman’s Work

This Woman’s Work by Julie Delporte, trans. Aleshia Jensen & Helge Dascher

Such a pleasure to read Julie Delporte’s new work that grapples with expectations of womanhood, creativity, desire, and trauma. Drawn in pencil crayons - vivid, bright, and evocative - written with intimacy and reflection, the book comes alive with heart and ache.

Kid Gloves: Nine months of careful chaos

Kid Gloves: Nine months of careful chaos by Lucy Knisley

Tracking her difficult journey to conceive, her difficult pregnancy, and her difficult delivery, comic artist Lucy Knisley offers an honest yet lighthearted story of what it can mean to become a mother in this day in age. The real measure of this graphic collection is how well she balances factual, helpful information with the wild adventure of creating life.

The Nocilla Trilogy

The Nocilla Trilogy by Agustin Fernandez Mallo, trans. Thomas Bunstead

Considered a landmark in Latin American literature, The Nocilla Trilogy brings together three multi-choral novels that mix fiction with non-fiction, the imagined with the factual.The books - Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Experience, and Nocilla Lab - gather multiple peculiar narratives situated along the US’ Route 50. It’s about the mutating multiplicity that arises when urbanization, globalization, and virtuality take hold of our interior and social lives.

A Piece of Good News

A Piece of Good News by Katie Peterson

Visceral and evocative, Peterson’s poems feel like a haze slowly dissipating, like an ever growing clarity of vision and knowing. Her fourth collection, A Piece of Good News is about the unspoken trajectories between money, nature, cities, death, and knowledge.

Cassandra Daarke

Cassandra Daarke by Posy Simmonds

A huge comic star in the UK, we’ve recently received Simmonds' new graphic novel specially in store. It begins with a crime, and we follow the aftermath through eyes of the titular character, a solitary curmudgeon art dealer in London during the festive winter season. The joy of this book is seeing the kind of unlikeable but completely compelling female character that isn’t usually portrayed with deep complexity in books.

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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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