Essex County

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September 2009

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“The subtle inter-weaving of Jeff Lemire’s Essex County trilogy is brilliant and constantly surprising. The cumulative impact left a lump in my throat.” – Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and RASL

This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was recently chosen as one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade! It is also the winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster Award.

Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What could change two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the work of one middle-aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire community, and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of loss and regret?

Critically-acclaimed cartoonist Jeff Lemire pays tribute to his roots with
Essex County, an award-winning trilogy of graphic novels set in an imaginary version of the Ontario county where he was born.

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
Essex County trilogy (Tales from the Farm, Ghost Stories and The Country Nurse) in one deluxe volume! Also included are over 50 pages of previously unpublished material, including sketches, promotional art, and two new stories.

“This is the comics medium at its best.” –
Booklist (from one of three starred reviews)

“Jeff Lemire’s
Essex County trilogy represents one of the most remarkable recent achievements in indie comics: three interlocking graphic novels about the mysteries and melancholy of a small Canadian farming community, rendered in a distinctive style and turned out surprisingly quickly.” – The AV Club

Essex County is a tremendous achievement ... This heartfelt piece of graphic literature surpasses its form to stand as an enduring example of the finest in Canadian literature.” – from the introduction by Darwyn Cooke

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Paul Gravett

•Comics journalist and curator

“These three books on Canadian lives are individually striking, and cumulatively stunning.”

Publishers Weekly

•Publishing trade magazine

“The power of Lemire’s hushed, deliberately paced storytelling is in his black-and-white linework – raw, scratchy and sometimes minimalist, it conveys a lot with a handful of ragged lines.”

The New York Times

•American daily newspaper

“A rich tapestry ... Mr. Lemire infuses his characters with vivid details that make them burst to life.”– George Gene Gustines