Winner of the prestigious PEN Center USA’s Graphic Literature Award, Gilbert Hernandez delivers a tale of hidden passion and revenge, in the celebrated tradition of Love and Rockets. In the small Palomar-like town of Lágrimas, the town of tears, a young “loverboy” pursues a torrid affair with the older woman who was once his high-school teacher, much to the dismay of his young sister, now a student in that same teacher’s class. Hernandez peels back the surface of small-town secrets and lies, laying bare the hearts that break even as they pulse with the everyday rhythms of life and love.
Original hardcover graphic novel!
"Gilbert Hernandez is one of the greatest American storytellers. It’s so hard to do funny, tragic, local and epic, and he does all simultaneously, and with great aplomb.”—Junot Díaz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize