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.
The Strange by Jérôme Ruillier
The story follows the strange stranger, an undocumented immigrant in his new unfamiliar surroundings. Drawn in a limited palette with colored pencil crayons, The Strange has a rough, sketchy quality that mirrors the harshness of adapting to a new environment.
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
In Drnaso’s first full-length graphic novel, characters grapple with the sudden disappearance of the titular Sabrina. It’s a silhouetted portrayal of loss and its ever creeping reach in the suburban Midwest.
A Western World by Michael Deforge
A compilation of 15 recent stories by Deforge circling around themes of living in a body surrounded by other bodies. His comics are beautifully chromatic, shape-shifting, and porous.
Luisa: Now and Then by Carole Maurel
Adapted by the wonderful Mariko Tamaki (from Skim and This One Summer), Luisa is an upside-down time-traveling queer coming of age story in which photographer Luisa suddenly comes across her lost 15 year-old self.
XTC69 by Jessica Campbell
Three outer-space astronauts from the planet L8DZN1T3 travel to lifeless Earth 700 years in the future. Searching for male companions to repopulate their planet, the voyagers come across the sole remaining inhabitant on earth – Jessica Campbell.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:
also at Largehearted Boy:
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
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)