How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

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The Garcias Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia 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. Garcia 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 Garcia girls free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home and not at home in America.

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Title: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Author Name: Alvarez, Julia

Categories: Signed First Editions,

Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1999

ISBN Number: 0945575572

ISBN Number 13: 9780945575573

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 007437

Keywords: GARCIA FAMILY FICTITIOUS CHARACTERS FICTION GENERAL DOMINICAN AMERICANS