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The Complete Essex County
by Jeff Lemire | Graphic Novels
Registered by geishabird of Toronto, Ontario Canada on 3/27/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by geishabird from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 01, 2011

9 out of 10

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 Also included are over 40-pages of previously unpublished material, including two new stories.

I had had very limited experience with graphic novels before picking this up, and really wasn't sure what to expect. Extremely pleasantly surprised - this is a delightful volume, poignant, profound, and fascinating.  

Journal Entry 2 by geishabird at The Beaches - details in notes in Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 01, 2011

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