The situations that occur daily in Puerto Rico are identical to those described in the great novels of the apocalyptic genre. After the passage of hurricane Maria there is hardly any running water, electricity or telephone, and the population survives thanks to organizing themselves in solidarity. Fiction and reality coincide in that when the state disappears, humans perish. The ultimate cause may be climate change or a debt crisis. But this time, writers do not need to know what it will be like. On the island of the Caribbean, it continues to happen every day.

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