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Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the simple-hearted care of one middle-aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire community, and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception? Award-winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire pays tribute to his roots with Essex County, an award-winning trilogy of graphic novels set in an imaginary version of his hometown, the eccentric farming community of Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

In Essex County, Lemire crafts an intimate study of one community through the years, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. With the lush, expressive inking of a young artist at the height of his powers, Lemire draws us in and sets us free. This new edition collects the complete, critically-acclaimed trilogy (Tales from the Farm, Ghost Stories, and The Country Nurse) in one deluxe volume! Also included are over 40-pages of previously unpublished material, including two new stories.

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crowyhead, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by crowyhead)
These are stories of intertwined families in the fictional Canadian Essex County. I suspect I should have found this book depressing, since the stories, which tell of human foibles and bungled connections, are rather sad. But for some reason I didn't. I just loved it like crazy. The artwork is wonderful -- kind of crude, yet purposeful and evocative. I especially like how Lemire draws eyes, these dots with lines of kindness or anxiety around them. At times it feels like the characters are staring directly out of the page at you.
It's clear to me that I basically loved this so much that I can't be coherent about it. Try it. Maybe you won't like it. I could understand that, I think. But I thought it was unbelievably excellent.
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ISBN:
9781603090384
Author:
Lemire, Jeff
Publisher:
Top Shelf Productions
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.90x6.50x1.80 in. 2.70 lbs.

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