August 24, 2011

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Language: English
Length: 248 p.

ISBN-10: 1606994492
ISBN-13: 978-1606994498

Taking its title from Hopey Glass’s birth name, Esperanza follows the somewhat settled-down ex-punkette in her new life as a schoolteacher’s assistant which doesn’t mean that her romantic travails have gotten any simpler. Speaking of romantic travails, Maggie’s former squeeze Ray Dominguez meets, and becomes obsessed with, the unhinged but fiendishly sexy “Frogmouth,” even as he becomes peripherally involved in a brutal murder. But the longest story in the collection focuses on an older and wiser Maggie, facing down her demons in a cataclysmically eventful return to Hoppers.

From: Fantagraphics Books

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