D+Q Books in Publishers Weekly Fall 2017 Preview!

“Fall 2017 Announcements: Comics & Graphic Novels” / Publishers Weekly / Heidi MacDonald / June 23, 2017

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Poppies of Iraq

Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim. Drawn & Quarterly, Sept. 5

Trondheim’s playful art captures Findakly’s complex relationship with her homeland, both as a Christian in Iraq and an Iraqi in France.

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From Lone Mountain by John Porcellino (Sept. 26, trade paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-295-3) collects Porcellino’s meditative King Cat mini-comics. Uprooting his comfortable life several times, John drives through small towns, experiencing America in slow motion. Grand themes of King Cat are visited and stated more eloquently than ever: serendipity, memory, and the quest for meaning in the everyday.

Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim (Sept. 5, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-293-9) is Findakly’s nuanced, tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, cowritten and drawn by her husband, cartoonist Trondheim, creating a poignant family portrait of loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile.

Present by Leslie Stein (Sept. 19, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-294-6) takes readers on a sinuous urban stroll divorced from destination, seeing New York City through Stein’s wide-open eyes in an autobiography that evokes a beautiful, dreamlike yet endlessly relatable glimpse into the world of a 30-something woman carving out a life for herself, one step at a time.

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