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March 20, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - March 20, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.

š! #16 Villages

š! #16 "Villages"

The newest edition from kus!, Latvia's prolific and much-loved comics anthology. In it, eighteen artists tell you stories of villages they visited, grew up in or lived in, and give intimate views of "sacred village life." We received a selection of new "mini-kus!" comics as well.

 Nijigahara Holograph

Nijigahara Holograph
by Inio Asano

This is the latest manga from Harvey and Eisner award-winning artist Inio Asano, freshly translated from Fantagraphics. This symbolically-dense Lynchian horror story features a mysterious creature lurking in the tunnels beneath a school, child sacrifice, attempted rape, murder, extortion, sexual deviance, and a lot of butterflies. It's a little bit Donnie Darko, but...darker.

The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency
edited by Chris Monks and John Warner

Ahh, here we are. A bound collection of some true comedy classics, including "It's Decorative Gourd Season Motherfuckers." and "I'm Comic Sans, Asshole." If you haven't already come across some of these absolutely perfect nuggets of McSweeneys' trademark deadpan humour, then I question if your tendencies tend towards the internet at all. This hardcover preserves the no-nonsense minimalism of the Tendency's own website for maximum dryness.

Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics

Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics
by M.K. Brown

This anthology of the best work of former National Lampoon cartoonist M.K. Brown has the 1970s stamped all over it. Only in the heyday of MAD and Hunter Thompson could something so twistedly absurd have been born into the world. Like a much more psychedelic Gary Larson, M.K. Brown will keep you wondering what the hell is going on from one panel to the next.

Guillotine #6: For Love or Money

Guillotine #6: For Love or Money
by Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant

Guillotine is, in its own words, "a series of erratically published chapbooks focused on revolutionary nonfiction" that has published authors like Vanessa Veselka, Kate Zambreno, and Eve Kosofsky Serdgwick. This edition is a conversation between Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant, both widely-published freelance writers who cover sex, tech, politics, and labour in such venues as The Nation, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Dissent, among others. In this chapbook, they discuss (surprise!) intersections between sexuality and making a living.

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