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Memories from Limón

Memories from Limón

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Author: Edo Brenes

A wholesome snapshot of reconnecting with generations of one's family history, Costa Rican illustrator Edo Brenes unearths a trove of stories in his graphic novel Memories of Limón.

This meditation on the past melds melancholy and jubilation.
--Publishers Weekly

"Readers who enjoy stories with a strong sense of place, family sagas, or travel memoirs may find enjoyment in this title, and although it reads like
a memoir, it is a work of fiction."

A beautiful graphic novel of a family's oral history.
--Books With Michellee

Ramiro leaves the British drizzle and his beloved fiancé Yoss to investigate his family history back home in Costa Rica. What starts as an innocent fascination with an old family photo album leads to conversations with the older generations and revelations he is not prepared for: recounting tales of everything from affairs to adventurous escapades, all while taking time to share a laugh over life's messier moments.

Set on the idyllic Caribbean coastline of one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America, author Edo Brenes weaves together the heart breaking and humbling stories of three generations of the same family. Love and life is a struggle in paradise, welcome to Limón.

Publisher: Nobrow
Published: 02/01/2022
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.65lbs
Size: 8.80h x 6.60w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781913123048

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 01/01/2022 pg. 54
Publishers Weekly 02/21/2022

About the Author
Edo Brenes was born in Costa Rica, and studied a BA in Animation in Veritas University, Costa Rica; followed by an MA in Animation at the University of Sunderland and going on to work as a freelance illustrator and animator. Edo has worked as a lecturer at Veritas University, and the Cambridge School of Art. In 2018 Edo won the Cheltenham Illustration Award for established artist with the short comic Lunday. In 2019 Edo won the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize with a version of what became the first chapter of Memories From Limón.

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