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In times filled with terror and torment, one woman's haunting grief rises from beyond to become the people's howl in the dark. Sometimes a heartache is so great, it belongs to everyone. Sometimes a healing is so powerful it holds within it the spark to change everything….if we're ready.

A queer reclamation of the classic Mexican ghost story, La Llorona, spanning from MesoAm
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published June 24th 2017 by Reflection Press
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I have liked every book I have gotten my hands on from Reflection Press, but this one was just beautiful. I do not think I will be able to do it justice in describing and reviewing it, but here goes.

It’s definitely a ghost story, but not in the way I have typically thought of ghost stories. There is no creep factor, no horror (except for the horror of genocide which is touched on but not dwelt on and isn’t really the focus of the ghost part of this story), and it’s probably not the La Llorona yo
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Quetzallida
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ma Llorona is an incredible queer love story poetically and magickally woven. It both transcends and decolonizes time as the characters are reborn several times with the same spirit and essence, from their indigenous reincarnations to modern adults in the present-day. Ma Llorona explores deep historical trauma and generational healing through. ♡ Ma Llorona is a story I want to share with all my friends.
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