La Caida del Cielo / Christina Garcia, Ivet Baez Andux, Ediciones Vigía

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Identifier: FA.B16.0297
Object type: Perfect bindings
Dimensions: 23p. ; ill. ; 23 x 16.5 cm (9 x 6 1/2 inches)
Creation dates: 2003
Created by: Cristina Garcia
Illustrated by: Ivet Baez Andux
Published by: Ediciones Vigía
Published in association with: Wake Forrest University
Was created at: Matanzas
Number 111 of 200; Perfect bound; covers are embellished with a printed repeating plant motif and applied photocopied and hand colored illustrations, paper and text. Tipped in to the interior front cover is a Spanish-language, two-paragraph statement about the author and her major works. Title page is photocopied text and illustration on white paper. A secondary illustrated title page is printed on brown craft paper with the text, "Desjeno y Debujos Ivet Baez Andux". The verso of the cover is also illustrated with an image of a gas lamp and quarter moon, with the text "Ediciones Vigia/ Coleccion Del Estreo". Book consists of a short story, set in Hue, Vietnam, in 1982. The protagonist is a young boy, named "Si" whose mother is Vietnamese and his father is of Cuban/African descent. The reader is invited into Si's circumstance and inner world, which includes his conflicted emotions about his mother intermingled with his longings, dreams and fantasies. "[this book] consta de doscientos ejemplares manufacturados, iluminados a mano y numerados por las Ediciones Vigia en su Coleccion Del Estero. Para su confeccion fueron usado papeles reciclados e industriales de diversos colores, texturas y gramajes. Esta edicion, realizada en el verano del 2003, had sido relizada a patir de un proyecto con Wake Forrest University..."--Colophon.