Quick Guide: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents [NOOK Book]

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The novel's major themes include acculturation and coming of age. It deals with the myriad hardships of immigration, painting a vivid picture of the struggle to assimilate, the sense of displacement, and the confusion of identity suffered by the García family, as they are uprooted from familiarity and forced to begin a new life in New York City. The text consists of fifteen interconnected short stories, each of which focuses on one of the four daughters, and in a few instances, the García family as a whole. ...
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Quick Guide: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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Overview

The novel's major themes include acculturation and coming of age. It deals with the myriad hardships of immigration, painting a vivid picture of the struggle to assimilate, the sense of displacement, and the confusion of identity suffered by the García family, as they are uprooted from familiarity and forced to begin a new life in New York City. The text consists of fifteen interconnected short stories, each of which focuses on one of the four daughters, and in a few instances, the García family as a whole. Although it is told from alternating perspectives there is particular focus throughout the text on the character of Yolanda, who is said to be the both the protagonist and the author's alter ego.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300012672
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,299,820
  • File size: 255 KB

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