How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Dominican Republic. Papi has to find new patients in the Bronx. Mami, far from the compound and the family retainers, must find herself. Meanwhile, the girls try to lose themselves—by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating being caught between the old world and the new, trying to live up to their father’s version of honor while accommodating the expectations of their American boyfriends. Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s brilliant and buoyant first novel sets the García girls free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home—and not at home—in America.Keywords: JULIA ALVAREZ AMERICAN LITERATURE LATIN AMERICA LITERATURE CONTEMPORARY FICTION HISPANIC HOW GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS IMMIGRANTS

Title: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Author: Alvarez, Julia

Categories: Signed, Latin American, American, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720