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Essex County (Vol 2): Ghost Stories

Essex County (Vol 2): Ghost Stories

by Jeff Lemire

ISBN 978-1-891830-94-5 - Diamond: JUL073879

$14.95 (US)

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"Indy book of the year!" -- Blair Butler, G4tv / Attack of the Show

"Ghost Stories is truly inspired work ... This is the second volume of a trilogy that firmly establishes Lemire as one of the premier storytellers in the graphic arts ... the best graphic novel of 2007." -- Steve Duin, The Oregonian

"A great graphic novel ... I had tears in my eyes when I was done." -- Whitney Matheson, USA Today

"Lemire handles the stuff of a Willa Cather novel with equal poetry, though in images made of lines and spaces rather than words. He renders emotion and temperament in a cartoon face with breathtaking, masterful economy. He manages transitions between present and past and sequences of magic realism as deftly and hauntingly as Ingmar Bergman in Wild Strawberries and Orson Welles in Citizen Kane. Is it too soon to say that Lemire is a major graphic novelist?" -- Ray Olson, Booklist (starred review)

Presenting the critically-acclaimed second volume in a trilogy of graphic novels set in a fictionalized version of Jeff Lemire’s hometown of Essex County, Ontario. Ghost Stories follows the lives and relationship of brothers Lou and Vince Lebeuf over the course of nearly seven decades. In this volume, eldest brother Lou, now a deaf and lonely man, lives out his final days on his farm full of guilt and regret for the decisions he made that tore his family apart. From their childhood on the farm, to Toronto in the 1950’s (where they both played professional hockey), Lou revisits his life, a silent observer haunted by his own memories. -- 224 pages



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