ROUGHNECK by Jeff Lemire

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Hardcover; $29.99

From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire, ROUGHNECK is an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history of violence that has impacted their family.

Ex-professional hockey player Derek Ouellette’s glory days ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on the ice, and since then he’s been living in the remote Canadian community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him.  But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of nowhere, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend.

Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods.  It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past.  As Beth’s ex draws closer, he threatens to pull both Derek and Beth back into a world of self-destruction that they are fighting tooth and nail to leave behind.

ROUGHNECK is a masterwork from writer/artist Jeff Lemire – a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story of family, heritage, and the desire to break the cycle of violence at any cost, from one of today’s most acclaimed graphic novelists.

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ROUGHNECK by Jeff Lemire Gallery 13 Hardcover; $29.99 From New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire, ROUGHNECK is an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history of violence that has impacted their family. Ex-professional hockey player Derek Ouellette’s glory...