The Collected Essex County
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... show more
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 Also included are over 40-pages of previously unpublished material, including two new stories.
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Essex County (#1)
I read the first book in this series as a standalone so I am just going to comment on the two remaining books in this huge graphic novel. I have to say that Ghost Stories was my favorite out of the two. This story is about Lou’s life. He is living alone out on his farm which he has for years when a ...
Sad but delightful collection of stories about fragments of lives related to Essex County. The bleak art makes it even more beautiful.
Komiks czytało się świetnie, tak jak zresztą każdą dobrze napisaną powieść.Bohaterem pierwszej części jest młody chłopak Lester. Jego matka umarła na raka i chłopiec trafił pod opiekę wuja, który stara się jak może wywiązać z roli opiekuna. Lester zaprzyjaźnia się z właścicielem sklepiku. Jimmy rozu...
If you had asked me a few months ago if I thought a graphic novel could break my heart, I would have said no. That was until I brought home my boss' copy of Essex County, by Canadian artist and writer, Jeff Lemire. A contender for last years Canada Reads, Essex County is a collection of three stor...
The Complete Essex County is a collection of the graphic novel trilogy including Tales From the Farm, Ghost Stories, and The Country Nurse. As well as two additional stories, The Essex County Boxing Club and The Sad and Lonely Life of Eddie Elephant Ears.I had no idea what this book was about, I jus...