"Evoking epic poems of a long-gone age, Three Dreams of the World’s Creation and Soledad: Letters to My Daughter presents a three-part novella in free verse that provides an interpretation of the beginning of mankind.
Author juanantoñio first addresses the creation of man and woman and their struggle for love and destiny against an ancient, selfish god. The second dream follows the story of guarionex, a taino chief who shapes the identity of his people and then makes first contact with Europeans. In the third dream, juanantoñio introduces Maria, an upper west side Latina who is guided by the spirit of guarionex in her struggle with three angels who try to seduce her with love, power, and then destiny. “Soledad: Letters to my daughter” narrates a series of communications from a father separated from his daughter by time and distance.
Filled with vivid and powerful imagery, the verse of Dreams of the World’s Creation and Soledad: Letters to My Daughter speak to the themes of love, identity, man and woman, destruction, creation, time, and destiny."
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Published May 31, 2012
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