Luba: The Book of Ofelia: A Love & Rockets Book

Luba: The Book of Ofelia: A Love & Rockets Book

by Gilbert Hernandez
     
 

Luba, Ofelia and company try to acclimate to life in America. Beto explores the complex, sometimes violent, sexual dramas that are his trademark, as Luba's daughters and sisters juggle men, ultimately with deadly results.Luba: The Book of Ofelia begins with Luba, Ofelia and company trying to acclimate to life in America, where Luba still has yet to learn

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Luba, Ofelia and company try to acclimate to life in America. Beto explores the complex, sometimes violent, sexual dramas that are his trademark, as Luba's daughters and sisters juggle men, ultimately with deadly results.Luba: The Book of Ofelia begins with Luba, Ofelia and company trying to acclimate to life in America, where Luba still has yet to learn English. When Ofelia decides to chronicle her life with Luba in a tell-all book, she discovers inspiration in Luba's young children—the one-armed Casimira, Socorro with the photographic memory, the loner Joselito and the silent Conchita. The children lead Ofelia to a seemingly haunted field where the disembodied voice of a baby crying opens the floodgates of memory, even memories Ofelia has spent a lifetime trying to forget. Meanwhile, Hernandez continues to explore the complex, sometimes violent, sexual dramas that are his trademark: Luba's daughter Guadalupe is now married to Gato, who is the ex-husband of Pipo, who happens to be the producer of the TV show starring Luba's other daughter Doralis. Pipo is dating a man named Igor, who once dated Guadalupe. As if that isn't enough, Luba's beautiful, lisping therapist sister Fritz, preoccupied with two different boyfriends—famous soccer champion Sergio and gorgeous model Enrique—somehow finds time for a third man, Hector, only to change her mind and hook him up with her sister, the bodybuilder Petra. As these characters lives intersect and even more characters come in to the sexually charged fray, things get even more complicated, ultimately with deadly results.

Editorial Reviews

The Times [London]
“The rough-edged Latin American minimalist, stylized black and white comic strips of Gilbert Hernandez have been widely described as the graphic equivalent to the fabulism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560976998
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
04/03/2006
Series:
Love and Rockets Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.

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