This experimental novel tells our stories, breaks lots of rules, brings us to tears, makes us laugh out loud, is good medicine. In ten short chapters, characters from four generations talk to us from two barrios of Puerto Rico and the diaspora. Sharing hardships, eros, beliefs, discoveries and confessions, they take us to dark, sublime, tragic, funny and mysterious places.
Dolores and Milagros explores birth and destiny, Caribbean and feminist spirituality, addiction, miracles, the yearning to belong, our connection with the natural world, ancestral healing, the deep meaning of community, innocence lost and recovered. An amazing glossary immerses readers in Puerto Rican culture from a nature-centered perspective.
This is a rainy-day read you will want to do in one day . . . or better yet, some night when the sugar cane crabs are running.