April 2, 2015
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.
Clothes Music Boys
by Viv Albertine
Viv Albertine, lead guitarist of the seminal all-female British punk band The Slits, gives us a memoir that details both her experience challenging the male-dominated music scene, and her life in the aftermath of her music career. A fiercely honest, feminist book that never shies away from talking about unglamorous things like blood, sweat, illness, and tears.
Where the Bird Sings Best
by Alejandro Jodorowsky, translated by Alfred MacAdam
Anticipated semi-autobiographical novel by the man with the renowned ability to welcome us inside his surreal imaginings, be it through film, graphic novels, plays, music, and even mime. This is the story of Jodorowsky's parents' escape from anti-Semitic Europe to Chile in the 1920s. Woven through with the Tarot and Jewish mysticism, and the uncanny imaginary Jodorowsky is known for, this is an immigration saga like you've never read before.
The Title Of This Book Is An Inside Joke
by Sophia Katz
I Wanted To Be The Knife
by Sara Sutterlin
These two new titles from Montreal's Metatron Press were launched at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly at the end of March! Katz's debut collection inhabits the intersection of poetry, diary, and novella, providing a witty, intimate experience of contemporary malaise. Sutterlin's poems expose both the tender and the ugly parts of modern romance. They are brief and brutal—and very relatable.
by Jordan Abel
Jordan Abel is an award-winning Nisga'a poet, whose second book remaps the terrain of ninety-one freely available western novels found on Project Gutenberg, in order to challenge the white settler narratives of empty North American land and the supposedly uninhabited frontier. A work of poetry, of visual art, of (anti)cartography that defies categorization and demands to be read.
by Sara Taylor
A coming of age story about a teen girl who plunges into the metal scene with her new best friend, only to find within it the rampant misogyny she has been trying to escape in the “regular” world. As their band goes on an increasingly unhinged tour, the girls' bloodlust grows unmanageable and dark urges start to take over…
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