Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

Staff Pick

Based on the true, tragic story of Ana Mendieta, this powerful novel allows us space to grieve the violent loss of a talented artist and to vent our anger over the systemic and social forces that erased her from history. Told in the alternating perspectives of two young Latina women in the art world--one studying art history at Brown in the '90s, the other an artist about to meet her tragic fate a decade earlier--the fiction is rich with vibrant, very human characters who remind us of the power of remembering. Memory is energy and includes hope and community; I am grateful for the energy this book has brought to the memory of Ana Mendieta. She is not forgotten. We remember her.

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ISBN: 9781250786210
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 5th, 2024