La Perdida - Jessica Abel

La Perdida

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Carla, an American estranged from her Mexican father, heads to Mexico City with a backpack, a few hundred dollars, and a head full of preconceptions. Her intense desire to connect with Mexico and her unwillingness to see the impact of her own history on her understanding combine to turn an innocent journey down a dark path.

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 yourself by getting lost.

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The hardcover of La Perdida has a full wraparound slipcover and book cover. Click to check them out.

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Editions: Pantheon Books (USA), Delcourt (France), Astiberri (Spain), Black Velvet (Italy),

France (Éditions Delcourt) September 2006
Spain (Astiberri Ediciones) August 2006
Italy (Black Velvet Editrice) May 2007
Czech Republic (BB Art)