May 7, 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.
by Tadao Tsuge
Tadao Tsuge, a long time contributor of the avant-garde comics magazine Garo (published in Japan in the 60s and 70s), is as known for his journalistic storytelling as he is for his clean, clear illustrations. Trash Market compiles six of his stories that together create a compelling picture of life in post-World War II Japan.
by Maggie Nelson
Part book of theory, part memoir, Nelson's The Argonauts is an intimate portrayal and study of identity, desire, love, language, queerness, and family.The book travels from Nelson falling in love with fluidly gendered artist Harry Dodge to her subsequent pregnancy, and offers fresh insight into the oft-trodden topics of marriage, family building, and childrearing.
The Making of Zombie Wars
by Aleksander Hemon
Joshua Levin has a good family, a good job, and a good girlfriend, but it doesn't take much to turn his life upside down and leave him with nothing but a laptop full of screenplay ideas. One of them, Zombie Wars, might be worth something, and it is to this that Joshua clings.
God in Ruins
by Kate Atkinson
A companion to Atkinson's much-lauded previous novel Life After Life, God in Ruins follows Teddy—ex-soldier, poet, pilot, father, husband, grandfather—as he traverses the 20th century, living a life he never expected to be a live for, and looking to a future he never expected to have.
The spring 2015 issue of Anthology is out, and the design and lifestyle magazine is just as beautifully put together as always. This time the quarterly is exploring the relationship between the outdoors and the indoors, featuring California homes, Istanbul hideaways, camping, film locations, and seaside Mexican paradises.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
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)