Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: 9 January 2019

January 9, 2019

Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: 9 January 2019

Every week, the staff of Librairie D+Q select our favourite new releases. Read on for this week's picks!

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Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin

A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star. Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your...

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From the author of Fever Dream, Argentina-born Berlin-based author Samanta Schweblin’s latest is one of the most anticipated early January releases here at Librairie D+Q. Mouthful of Birds is a short story collection that looks to be every bit as harrowing, strange, and kafkaesque as Schweblin’s aforementioned first novella.  

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McGlue

Ottessa Moshfegh

The debut novella from one of contemporary fiction's most exciting young voices, now in a new edition.Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold,...

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A beautiful new edition of Moshfegh’s first novella, McGlue is out this week. The book takes place in Salem, Mass in 1851 and follows the story of the titular character, waking up from slumber, realizing that he may have killed his best friend.  

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Breathing

Franco "Bifo" Berardi

The increasingly chaotic rhythm of our respiration, and the sense of suffocation that grows everywhere: an essay on poetical therapy.Since the hopeful days of...

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The latest from Semiotext(e) has us salivating. Breathing is a treatise that expands upon Berardi’s earlier works about how poetry and finance intermingle, and explores creativity in relation to Occupy, BLM,  and coding. Poetry as Semiotic Insolvency, Postfactual Truth and Ethical Choice, Ethics in Apocalyptic Times are some of the chapter names in this theoretical text. The green to purple fade on the cover is just stunning.

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Cane

Jean Toomer

The Harlem Renaissance writer's innovative and groundbreaking novel depicting African American life in the South and North, with a foreword by National Book Foundation...

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Zinzi Clemmons gives the introduction in this beautiful new edition of Jean Toomer’s Harlem Renaissance masterpiece, Cane. A tapestry of poetry, prose and play-like dialogue, Cane was originally published in 1923, and was an important portrait of African Americans residing in the north and south during the Jim Crow era.

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Fante Bukowski Three

Noah Van Sciver

After another year of living in the great American Midwest, self-styled erudite and superstar-to-be Fante Bukowski has a final showdown between his father and...

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The third and final book in Van Sciver’s story about self-styled wanna-be literary superstar Fante Bukowski. Van Sciver returns with beautifully drawn and coloured panels in this comics which takes place the midwest and mocks literary pretension.

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