9780375714719

La Perdida

ISBN 10: 0375714715 / 0-375-71471-5
ISBN 13: 9780375714719
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

Devoted to Frida Kahlo and fascinated by the Mexican father she never knew, twenty-something Carla heads for Mexico City on a quest to find her true identity, landing on the doorstep of her ex-boyfriend, Harry, and falling in with a gang of small-time drug dealers and would be revolutionaries, in a graphic novel by the author of Soundtrack. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


Review:

"An emotional, beautifully crafted odyssey that not only utilizes but transcends both navel-gazing self-discovery and backpackers-in-peril clichés."

Kirkus, 01/01/2006

Review:

"What really makes the story compelling, though, is Abel's sensitivity to character and dialogue--Carla is the narrator, but she's hardly a heroine, and the way crucial meanings are lost in translation ratchets up the dramatic tension." (starred review)

Publishers Weekly, 01/16/2006

 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 215 x 168 mm. Brand New Book. From the Harvey and Lulu award-winning creator of Artbabe comes this riveting story of a young woman s misadventures in Mexico City. Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, heads to Mexico City to find herself. She crashes with a former fling, Harry, who has been drinking his way through the capital in the great tradition of his heroes, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Harry is good--humored about Carla s reappearance on his doorstep--until he realizes that Carla, who spends her days soaking in the city, exploring Frida Kahlo s house, and learning Spanish, has no intention of leaving. When Harry and Carla s relationship of mutual tolerance reaches its inevitable end, she rejects his world of Anglo expats for her own set of friends: pretty-boy Oscar, who sells pot and dreams of being a DJ, and charismatic Memo, a left-wing, pseudo-intellectual ladies man. Determined to experience the real Mexico, Carla turns a blind eye to her new friends inconsistencies. But then she catches the eye of a drug don, el Gordo, and from that moment on her life gets a lot more complicated, and she is forced to confront the irreparable consequences of her willful innocence. Jessica Abel s evocative black-and-white drawings and creative mix of English and Spanish bring Mexico City s past and present to life, unfurling Carla s dark history against the legacies of Burroughs and Kahlo. A story about the youthful desire to live an authentic life and the consequences of trusting easy answers, La Perdida -at once grounded in the particulars of life in Mexico and resonantly universal-is a story about finding oneself by getting lost. From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780375714719

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 168mm x 22mm x 215mm. Paperback. Drawn in a detail-rich sensual and emotionally evocative style - and hailed by Time as the outstanding graphic novel of 2006 - LA PERDIDA chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a y.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 275 pages. 0.499. Bookseller Inventory # 9780375714719

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