How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
How the García Girls Lost Their Accents is a 1991 novel written by Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist Julia Alvarez. Told in reverse chronological order and narrated from shifting perspectives, the text possesses distinct qualities of a bildungsroman novel. Spanning more than thirty years in the lives of four sisters, the story begins with their adult lives in the United States and ends with their childhood in the Dominican Republic, from which their family was forced to flee due to the father’s opposition to Rafael Leónidas Trujillo's dictatorship.
The 1658th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)