Luba and Her Family (Love & Rockets) (Paperback)

By Gilbert Hernandez

Fantagraphics Books, 9781606997536, 228pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2014

List Price: 18.99*
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Gilbert Hernandez's sprawling family saga focuses on the United States, where newly immigrated Luba and her sisters, body-builder Petra and therapist/film star Fritz, find their families' and friends' lives becoming more and more intertwined. As the three sisters have "memories of sweet youth," the next generation finds the spotlight: Luba's adult daughter Doral's emcees the proceedings in her role as mischievous host of a children's TV show, while Petra's little girl, Venus, has adventures with her aunt Fritz and her best friend Yoshio. At her mother's urging, Venus also writes missives to her fierce, one-armed cousin Casimira, who's back in Palomar. In these stories -- never before collected together -- Venus tells it like it is.