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The Complete Essex County by Jeff Lemire
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Nov 01, 09

Read in November, 2009

This was an excellent graphic novel- a great recommendation by Mark P. This is a collection of works by Jeff Lemire about "Essex County" in Ontario Canada -- it tells the story of of the county from the perspectives of several generations of its residents. The book is beautiful, if not terribly sad and dark. I loved the focus on hockey - using it as something that bound people together but also a major plot line. Lemire did a great job of dealing with difficult issues that life has to offer by not even writing a word- by having a bird fly past or a person's face fade into nothingness. I really loved the quietness of this novel as well and the well thought-out drawings.

Teton Co Library Call No: GRAPHIC NOVEL LEMIRE J

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