This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was selected as one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade (and won the People's Choice vote in a landslide)! 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 deception?
Set in an imaginary version of Jeff Lemire’s hometown, Essex County is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. With the lush, expressive inking of a cartoonist at the height of his powers, Lemire draws us in and sets us free. -- a 512-page softcover graphic novel with French flaps