Yo!: A Novel

Yo!: A Novel

by Julia Alvarez
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Yo!: A Novel by Julia Alvarez

ALA Notable Book. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname means "I." "A literary dance . . .lively and engaging."--Los Angeles Times Book Review. A QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB SELECTION.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616201005
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. A novelist, poet, and essayist, she is the author of nineteen books, including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents,In the Time of the Butterflies—a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Selection—Yo!, Something to Declare, In the Name of Salome, Saving theWorld, A Wedding in Haiti, and The Woman I Kept to Myself. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including the 2013 National Medal of Arts, a Latina Leader Award in Literature in 2007 from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the 2002 Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the 2000 Woman of the Year by Latina magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library’s 1996 program “The Hand of the Poet: Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia Alvarez.” A writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Alvarez and her husband, Bill Eichner, established Alta Gracia, an organic coffee farm–literacy arts center, in her homeland, the Dominican Republic.

Hometown:

Middlebury, Vermont

Date of Birth:

March 27, 1950

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., Middlebury College, 1971; M.F.A., Syracuse University, 1975

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Yo! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So yeah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE CLEANER THERE ARE NO CORNERS IN A CIRCLE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nick yew pervert
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tell me now or PREPERE TO DIE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would be careful if I was you. Someone wants you dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She nods her head. "Thank you."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ill snao your neck thats what i can do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yo mamma so ugly that she looked in the mirror and the mirror screamed and broke!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is YO MAMA?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
JULIA IS A GOOD WRITER AND PASSIONATE ASWELL I LIKE HOW SHE PUT EVERYONES INNER THOUGHTS TOGETHER BUT IT WASNT ALL THAT GOOD IT WAS BASIC THINGS ANYONE CAN FEEL OR BE LIKE. OTHER THAN THAT THE STRUCTURE WAS GOOD AND IM LOOKING FOWARD O HER NEXT ONE
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in the middle of reading Yo! for my required summer reading. I thought it was going to be awful, because it was summer reading after all. But I really enjoy reading Yo! I am a big reader, and this is one of my favourites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The fact that each chapter was a different point of view, a different story, yet revealed more of Yolanda was interesting. Each story gave a different point of view, I feel like in the end maybe something was missing but it was a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book in high school and I'm glad the teacher chose this book because I hated reading those boring books in school.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I throughly enjoyed this book, I must admit that I was expecting more. Alverez's other novels (that I have read) were captivating and written in such a fashion that it was difficult to believe that her characters were fictious. Yo! was well written for the most part, but it lacked the passionate, intense plotlines that are found in Alverez's other books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my freshmen honors geography class, we needed to read a novel, and find quotes in the book that applied to the five themes of geography: Location, Human interaction with their environment, Movement, Place both physical and cultural, and lastly Region. This book was a little challenging to use for this project, however, I really enjoyed the story, and the ways that Alvarez presented it. For example, having the many people that knew Yolanda tell her story was very intriguing to me. At the beginning of each chapter, I kept reading to find out who was telling about their relationship to Yo, and the bits and pieces that inform the reader about Yo, and her personality. I found myself at the end of each chapter slightly disappointed because I wanted to know everything that the narrating character had to say about Yo, mostly because it informed know more about the different and diverse cultures that Yo, and the characters of the book lived in. Even though I had a hard time gathering quotes for my geography project, I thoroughly enjoyed reading !Yo!, and I look forward to reading more work by Julia Alvarez.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good novel, it took me a little while to get absorbed in the story, but it eventually happened. Overall an excellent novel, I think its flavor is more American than Dominican, although there are many scenes set in the D.R.. I still don't think that this novel quite compares to other Latin American novelists, though, like Rosario Ferre or Esmeralda Santiago. Still, a must read for any fan of Hispanic literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What rp is this???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vampire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago