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Thursday, May 26th 7:00 PM
Chester Brown launches MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS
Friday, May 27th 7:00 PM
Catherine Leroux and Alice Petersen launch their newest books from Biblioasis!
Join Catherine Leroux and Alice Petersen for the launch of two new Biblioasis books this May. Catherine Leroux's Le mur mitoyen, winner of the France-Quebec Prize and the Quebec Bookseller's Prize, is now translated into English as The Party Wall. Alice Petersen's new collection of short fiction is Worldly Goods, following up on the success of All the Voices Cry, which won the Quebec Writers’ Federation Concordia University First Book Prize. Catherine lives and writes in Montreal, and Alice lives in Chelsea, QC.
Friday, June 3rd 7:00 PM
Join us in celebrating the launch of SHANGHAI GRAND by award winning author TARAS GRESCOE. He will be in conversation with Dimitri Nasrallah author of NIKO.
TARAS GRESCOE is the author of five books, including the bestselling Bottomfeeder, which won the Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Literary Food Writing Award, and was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Three of his other titles, Sacre Blues, The End of Elsewhere and Straphanger, were Writers’ Trust Award finalists. Shanghai Grand: Forbidden Love and International Intrigue on the Eve of the Second World War (June, 2016) is his latest book. He lives in Montreal. Visit him online at www.tarasgrescoe.com or on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @grescoe.
Thursday, June 9th 7:00 PM
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents Madeleine Thien reading from Do Not Say We Have Nothing, an extraordinary new novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR...
MADELEINE THIEN's first book of fiction, Simple Recipes, won four awards in Canada and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Her novel Certainty was a national bestseller, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and was a Globe and Mail Best Book. Her second novel, Dogs at the Perimeter, was also a Globe and Mail Best Book. Originally from Vancouver, Thien currently divides her time between that city and Montreal. The author lives in Montreal, QC.
Wednesday, June 15th 7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club: Chester Brown's MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS
Each month we host a Graphic Novel Book Club meeting, open to all, during which we hang out and informally discuss a featured graphic novel. Our pick for June is MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS by Chester Brown. We will meet at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Discussion will be hosted by Librairie D+Q assistant manager Kira. There will be refreshments and collective insight!
We offer you a 20% discount on MARY WEPT from now until the meeting date.
ABOUT MARY WEPT:
The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of PAYING FOR IT: A COMIC-STRIP MEMOIR ABOUT BEING A JOHN returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work.