Promesas: Geography of the Impossible

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Proud and dispossessed, Vando gives voice to "souls dishonored, flesh disowned,'' the tragic destiny of Puerto Rico ("Borinquen''): conquest by Spaniards, exile ("Nuyorican Lament''), homelessness ... Read full review

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Contents

Fire
15
My Mother Cunning Yet Innocent
18
My Father on the Other Hand
19
Moving Pictures
20
Practitioner
21
Malcriada
23
Divorce
24
Confianzuda
25
Nuyorican Lament
50
Orphans
52
At My Fathers Funeral
53
Annunciations
56
Field Day
58
Commonwealth Common Poverty
59
Psychomachia
61
New York City Mira Mira Blues
62

Sailor Suit
26
Visiting Day at School
28
Prayer
29
Letters from My Sister
31
Latchkey Kid
34
In the Dark Backward
35
Coping Skills
36
My Life as a Book of Fiction
37
Legend of the Flamboyán
43
Cry Uncle
46
Cante Jondo
48
An Other Island
71
Out of Bounds in Kansas
72
Santa Fe Journey
73
Faith
79
Graffito
81
Glimpses of Light
82
A True Planetary Nebula in the Making
85
Learning My Name
86
Glossary
87
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