Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams offers the reader elegant prose and enchanting imagery on every page, revealing to us a grace-filled world where miracles are as real as sage sparrows and mysteries reside behind every rock and piñon tree. Harrison Candelaria Fletcher’s exquisite memoir is filled with unforgettable family portraits and the taste, texture, and rich aroma of his New Mexico childhood, in a landscape filled with living spirits.
—DINTY W. MOORE
In short, Presentimiento is a book to read slowly and reread for the richness of its imagery, the complexity of its portraits, its evocative power, and, finally, its affirmation of the presence of the past.
—CONRAD SHUMAKER, Southwestern American Literature
In this unusual work of creative nonfiction, the author’s memories spill out like newly discovered treasures. In a narrative framed by his visit to his aging mother in his native New Mexico, Fletcher provides a series of prose poems–some short, some essay-length–inspired by artifacts that his artist mother ‘rescued’ from the desert and his own explorations of places he heard about in childhood stories.