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Meet Jeff Lemire's Essex County

Essex County

Listen: In the clip below, author Jeff Lemire reads from a bonus story from Essex County. The Essex County Boxing Club explores the history of one of Essex County's most beloved pastimes: boxing. The fighting farmers turn into a local legend when their little boxing club enters the big leagues.

Going from pig sties to the silver screen can be a lot of fun, but what will get lost along the way?

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Read: In the excerpt below (from the story Tales From the Farm), young Lester is learning to deal with life on the farm with his Uncle Ken after his mom's death. Ken and Lester may have blood bonds, but that doesn't ease the pain of their loss or make dinner conversations any less awkward. Lester needs a friend to help him through these tough times and Jimmy, the former NHL player who now runs the local gas station, might be just what Lester needs.


Read an excerpt from Essex County here.

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