El Golpe del Rio (Paperback)

The Coup of the River

By Sebastian Meltz-Collazo (Photographer)

Lit Riot Press, LLC, 9780999294321, 124pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2017

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The coup of the river is known as the moment in which heavy rainfall turns a stream into an overwhelming body of water, violently washing away everything in its path as it rushes down the current. Taking into consideration this natural occurrence and the cultural/political status of Puerto Rico, Sebasti n Meltz-Collazo studies these concepts as analogous structures evoked through the city of Ponce. Interconnecting photographs and memoirs, this book explores evidence and past experiences as results of varying yet synonymous episodes in the island's stream, culminating into a singular, chaotic event through time, "El Golpe del R o."