Luba: The Book Of Ofelia

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LUBA: THE BOOK OF OFELIA beings with Luba, Ofelia and company trying to acclimate to life in America, where Luba stillhas yet to learn English.

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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, Soccorro 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 voilent, sexual dramas that are his trademark: Luba's daugher Guadalupe is now married to Gato, who is the ex-husband of Pipo, who happens to be a producer of a 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 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.

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Author Gilbert Hernandez
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 260pp
Publication Size 7.5 x 11
Publication Notes Softcover, b/w
Publication Date March 6, 2009
ISBN 978-1560976998

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