Luba: the book of Ofelia

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Fantagraphic Books, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 246 pages
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Luba: The Book of Ofelia begins with Luba, Ofelia and companytrying to acclimate to life in America, where Luba still has yet tolearn English. When Ofelia decides to chronicle her life with Luba in atell-all book, she discovers inspiration in Luba's young children'theone-armed Casimira, Socorro with the photographic memory, the lonerJoselito and the silent Conchita. The children lead Ofelia to aseemingly haunted field where the disembodied voice of a baby cryingopens the floodgates of memory, even memories Ofelia has spent alifetime trying to forget. Meanwhile, Hernandez continues to explorethe complex, sometimes violent, sexual dramas that are his trademark:Luba's daughter Guadalupe is now married to Gato, who is the ex-husbandof Pipo, who happens to be the producer of the TV show starring Luba'sother daughter Doralis. Pipo is dating a man named Igor, who once datedGuadalupe. As if that isn't enough, Luba's beautiful, lisping therapistsister Fritz, preoccupied with two different boyfriends'famous soccerchampion Sergio and gorgeous model Enrique'somehow finds time for athird man, Hector, only to change her mind and hook him up with hersister, the bodybuilder Petra. As these characters lives intersect andeven more characters come in to the sexually charged fray, things geteven more complicated, ultimately with deadly results.

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Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV. 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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