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Ralph Villanueva Reviews Aldama's Labyrinths Borne!

The backdrop for Aldama’s story is a world ‘out of joint,’ either the present, or not too distant future. What is unclear throughout is whether this is an actualized reality or one that is dream-inspired; the reader closes the libro having to decide. The actual story, told through a series of letters and journals (readers stitch these together in their mind to form an exchange) is about a papá and daughter who have been separated by an ‘event.’ The former has been left behind to deal with the ‘event’ while the latter, Luna Casandra Coatlicue, has emerged out of a cocoon with other young survivors somewhere at the edge of the world, to figure out how to establish a new society.

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