How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

This novel follows the story of the four Garcia sisters, who are forced to flee from their home in the Dominican Republic to New York City in the 1960s due to their father's political dissent. The girls struggle to navigate the challenges of assimilation and cultural identity, as they attempt to reconcile their Dominican heritage with their new American lifestyle. The narrative explores themes of identity, family, immigrant experience, and the effects of political unrest, as the girls lose their Spanish accents and adapt to their new environment.

The 1657th greatest book of all time


Published
1991
Nationality
Dominican
Type
Fiction
Pages
290-336
Words
72,000
Original Language
English

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