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Gilbert Hernandez

Ofelia: A Love and Rockets Book

On sale date: January 28, 2015

In the latest Gilbert Hernandez volume of the Love and Rockets library series, Ofelia threatens to write a book about Luba, and Fritz and Pipo fall in love.

In Ofelia, the sisters, the kids, and the cousins are all settled comfortably in California after leaving Palomar in Luba and Her Family. Luba and her cousin Ofelia’s relationship has always been fraught, but when Ofelia threatens to write a book about Luba, past memories, secrets, resentments, and pain resurface. Meanwhile, Luba’s children—genius Socorro, recently out-and-proud Doralis, and prickly Maricela—show that a talent for trouble may be hereditary. Luba’s sisters, Fritz and Petra, swap lovers (as usual), but . . . are Fritz and family friend Pipo sittin’ in a tree? These vividly drawn characters are charged with Hernandez’s trademark complexity; they live, love, age, fight— and die—in this sweeping, multi-generational saga.

Praise

“Engrossing, sexually explicit, violent, and satirical.” — Booklist

“I don’t really understand why the material of Love and Rockets isn’t widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of fiction of the last 35 years. Because it is.” — Neal Gaiman

Specs

Pages
256
Format
Paperback / Softback
Color
Black and white
Dimensions
7.5" × 9.3"
ISBN-13
9781606998069
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