Essex County is a collection of stories about a farming community is southwestern Ontario, Canada. Each volume follows a different character in a complex plot told in different time periods and through flashbacks. Issues explored within range from Canadian identity, family, infidelity, imagination and belonging. Through the characters, we get a sense of each stage of life: the struggles of childhood through young Lester, the rigors of old age through elderly Lou Lebeuf and the exploration of middle age through Lou's nurse, Anne Byrne.
With each volume, the setting of Essex County is fleshed out more and more, unraveling its secrets and a secret that ties these characters together.
Fully collected in Essex County.