Welcome to Possessions

In Possessions a woman re-discovers her deceased Puerto Rican grandmother’s story through the journals, art and tapes she inherits. The bequest initiates a process of transformation for Lila, the granddaughter, who eventually comes to embrace her own history and sexuality. Lila had reunited with Meli a year earlier, after a fifteen-year separation, and had started to record her grandmother’s remembrances of growing up in Puerto Rico and coming to the United States to study art.
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About Carmen de Monteflores

Carmen de Monteflores is a native Puerto Rican writer living in the U. S. She is the author of the well-received novel, Cantando Bajito/ Singing Softly. She wrote and produced the play, Blood Lines, presented twice in San Francisco, and has written articles, poetry and essays. She is currently at work on a third novel about a teacher in Puerto Rico during the turbulent 1930s and a collection of short reflective essays inspired by shamanism. Read more

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Excerpt from the Book

Frontal shot, standing up. In the nude. No - naked. That’s how I would feel facing the camera, as if I had been stripped. No props, no background. A bare floor and wall. Recalling a lineup. As if my life were some kind of crime for which I was being tracked down. My face from a passport photo. I have always been in transit. Never belonging. Never of one place. Read more

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ISBN: 978-159858-891-0
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