Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: November 22, 2018

November 22, 2018

Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: November 22, 2018

Every week, the staff of Librairie D+Q select our favourite new releases for the influential literature and music website Largehearted Boy. Read on for this week's picks! 

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Blame This on the Boogie

Rina Ayuyang

The true story of how Hollywood musicals got one person through school, depression, and the challenges of parenthood Inspired by the visual richness and...

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Blame This on the Boogie, Rina Ayuyang

Inspired by the artist’s love of musical theater and Hollywood films, this comic so accurately captures the infectious joys of collective song and dance. Following the coming of age of a young Filipino American girl, Ayuyang explores how the glittery charms of cinematic musicals can transform one’s reality therapeutically.

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Evening in Paradise

Lucia Berlin

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." --Dwight Garner,The New York TimesNEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWEDITORS' CHOICE.Named a Fall Read byBuzzfeed, ELLE, TIME, Nylon, The...

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Evening in Paradise, Lucia Berlin

Following up the massive success of A Manual for Cleaning Women, this new posthumous collection of short stories by Berlin is a MUST READ. Included are twenty two stories from the late great writer that brazenly highlight the gritty humour and ache of human experience.  

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Beyoncé in Formation

Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise’eke Tinsley’s undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” has inspired students from all walks of life....

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Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Stemming from the author’s ground-breaking undergraduate class, “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism,” this book expands her rich research and observations outside academia towards a wider public. She argues that Lemonade is "most widely distributed black feminist text of the current moment," while deftly weaving her own story into the analysis.

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee

A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor...

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism, Kristen R. Ghodsee

Ghodsee offers a compelling case how for market forces affect sexuality. Deeply informed and spirited, this book is a deep dive argument for better sex through social and political reform.

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Autobiography of Death

Kim Hyesoon

The title section of Kim Hyesoon’s powerful new book,Autobiography of Death, consists of forty-nine poems, each poem representing a single day during which the...

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Autobiography of Death, Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi

Here is a collection of poems that charts the limbo period between death and reincarnation where a spirit lingers and roams. A poem for each of the 49 days. Hailed as Korea’s most important living poet, Hyesoon chronicles Korea’s contemporary violent history with strangeness and intimate precision.