Cuba

Cuba

My Revolution

Graphic Novel - 2010
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Written by INVERNA LOCKPEZ Art by DEAN HASPIEL Cover by DEAN HASPIEL From the moment Fidel Castro captures Havana in 1959, 17-year-old Sonya believes in the promise of the Cuban Revolution. A medical student who dreams of becoming a painter, she joins the militia and finds herself caught between idealism and ideology. As a volunteer medic at the Bay of Pigs, she's imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades. Physically and emotionally scarred upon returning home, Sonya searches for fulfillment in art. But when she realizes that none of her efforts, by gun or brush, fall in line with Castro's regime, Sonya must make agonizing choices between her family, her lover and her beloved country. This graphic novel is inspired by the true experiences of first-time author and Havana-born artist Inverna Lockpez, with stunning art by the Eisner-nominated Dean Haspiel (THE ALCOHOLIC, THE QUITTER, AMERICAN SPLENDOR) in a lush red-and-black palette created by colorist Jos#65533; Villarrubia. On sale SEPTEMBER 8 144 pg, Two colors, $24.99 US MATURE READERS
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781401222178
Branch Call Number: LOC
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly color illustrations ;,24 cm

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A fictionalized memoir by a woman whose idealism at 17 gradually faded after Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba. Told in graphic novel format with blocky, surrealist artwork in shades of grey and red.

An autobiographical novel about a young artist coming of age during Castro's revolution in Cuba.


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TacoAdvocate Feb 03, 2018

So, wow. I loved this book. I came into the book knowing very little about the subject. I knew of Cuba and Fidel, et cetera, but not much beyond the surface. This book is a real life account from the perspective of someone who took part in the revolution. The dialogue and story telling may not be expertly done, but the fact that it's a true account made this book truly remarkable to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is even remotely interested in the subject.

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mclarjh
Nov 26, 2014

Okay illustrations, but poor dialogue and story.

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