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Publisher Comments:

At last! A zesty, exuberant follow-up to the wildly popular How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, full of Julia Alvarez's keen observations and tender affection for her characters.

The Garcia Girls are back, most notably Yolanda, or Yo, who has grown up to be a writer. In the process, she has managed to get kicked out of college, break more than a few hearts, have her own heart broken many times, return for extended visits to the Dominican Republic her family fled when she was a child, and marry three times. She has also infuriated her entire family by publishing the intimate details of their lives as fiction.

The injured parties--her mother, her sisters, the Dominican cousins, the maid?s daughter, her teachers, her lover, want to tell their side of the story, and !Yo! hands the microphone to them. Cousin Lucinda shrugs off Yo's characterization of her as a "Latin American Barbie" with "a size three soul," saying, "Looking at her in her late 30s, knocking around the world without a husband, house, or children, I think you are the haunted one who ended up living your life mostly on paper."

This brilliant novel is a full and true exploration of a woman's soul, a meditation on the writing life, and a lyrical account of the immigrant's search for identity and a place in the world. !Yo!'s bright colors, zesty dialogue, warm feeling, and genuine insight could only come from the palette of Julia Alvarez.

Synopsis:

In this zesty, exuberant follow-up to the wildly popular "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents", Yolanda is now a writer who has infuriated her whole family by publishing the intimate details of their lives as fiction. A full and true exploration of a woman's soul, as well as a meditation on the writing life, "Yo!" is a "novel of astonishing richness and magnanimity, a sophisticated work of art that is also warmly accessible" ("The San Francisco Chronicle").

About the Author

Julia Alvarez is the author of the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies (a national Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Yo!. She has also published two poetry collections (Homecoming and The Other side/El Otro Lado) and a collection of essays (Something to Declare).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452279186
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Garcia family (fictitious characters)
Subject:
Dominican Americans
Subject:
Dominican Republic Fiction.
Subject:
Dominican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.02x5.41x.84 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In this zesty, exuberant follow-up to the wildly popular "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents", Yolanda is now a writer who has infuriated her whole family by publishing the intimate details of their lives as fiction. A full and true exploration of a woman's soul, as well as a meditation on the writing life, "Yo!" is a "novel of astonishing richness and magnanimity, a sophisticated work of art that is also warmly accessible" ("The San Francisco Chronicle").
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