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The sequel to the 2003 perennial classic, Palomar . Gilbert Hernandezclimaxed his award-winning "Palomar" series at the end of Loveand Rockets' original run by leveling the Central American hamlet. But hesoon picked up the story of Luba: The hammer-wielding matriarch had emigrated tothe U. S. where she contended not only with an unwelcoming new culture but alsoher extended family. These "America" stories - over 80 of them,ranging from quick one-page blackout sketches to graphic novellas - wereoriginally published in a number of different comics and reprinted in a trilogyof oversized paperbacks. Luba collects in one compact, affordablehardcover the entirety of these tales, showcasing Gilbert Hernandez's wickedwit, great compassion, and uncanny understanding of how human beings love,squabble, and ultimately find a way to make it through this life.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics ; [New York] : Distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781560979609
Call Number: GN HERNANDE
Characteristics: 595 p. : chiefly ill. ; 27 cm


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ss1989 Apr 02, 2017

Honestly not impressed. So very few empathetic or likeable characters. Most of it reads like a soap opera, everyone is sleeping with each other and somehow still managing to cheat on one another. Every scene with fortunato was just stupid to me. Fritz is the stand out for me though. A sick, sad, complex self destructive and manipulative character that has the outward appearance as the " nice " sister. How she treats others, how they treat her and what she allows to be done to her are the most upsetting and interesting things about this book but sadly she doesn't receive a satisfying ending. Not to say it's a sad ending, just one that makes little sense


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