Roughneck by Jeff LemireRoughneck by Jeff Lemire


byJeff Lemire

Hardcover | April 18, 2017

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County, Descender, and The Underwater Welder comes an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family.Derek Ouellette's glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he's been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. When his long-lost sister Beth shows up, on the run from an abusive boyfriend, the two escape to a secluded hunting camp in the woods. There, living off the land, they reconnect with each other, the painful secrets of their past, and their Cree heritage...and start to heal. But Beth's ex-boyfriend is hunting them. As he circles closer, he threatens to shatter this newfound peace and pull both Derek and Beth back into the world of self-destruction they've fought so hard to leave behind. Touching and harrowing, this is a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story about family, heritage, and breaking the cycle of violence.
Title:RoughneckFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 7.25 × 1.2 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:GalleryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501160990

ISBN - 13:9781501160998

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking Lemire has been around for a while in the Canadian comics scene, but his work is just starting to really take off and gain the attention it deserves. This emotional story is amazingly illustrated, fast-paced, and told with conviction. I blasted through this in an afternoon. I wish there were more.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Widespread appeal to Canadians There is great Canadian content here with the exception of the dirty language.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disgruntled ex-hockey player Lemire does a great job of building up the human element and characterization in his stories. This one is no different and is definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jeff Lemire is amazing From Essex County to Underwater Welder to this you cant go wrong with Lemire
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jeff Lemire for the win! From the characters and the plot, to the setting and the atmosphere, "Roughneck" is unapologetically Canadian. Jeff Lemire's art is so distinct and humanistic, his voice and purpose so authentic, that it's hard to not be engaged and be emotionally affected by what he's conveying. A simple story of kinship and belonging, and of breaking out of a prescribed societal mold, "Roughneck" shows that life can be tough but there is a light at the end of the tunnel - fight for it.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Classic Jeff Lemire Tale Ultimately a beautiful emotionally engaging story that is sometimes painful to read because the characters are so raw and flawed. Jeff Lemire's art style becomes more refined year after year; the water colours especially add depth to the story, similar to his style in Secret Path. If you enjoyed Essex County and Secret Path, this book is on the same exceptional level; adding to his collection of pure Canadian tales.
Date published: 2017-04-09

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