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De como las muchachas Garcia perdieron el acento
Alvarez, Julia.
Adult Nonfiction PS3551.L845 H6618 2007

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In this volume, containing 18 short stories, ten previously published in The New Yorker, Allen skewers the issues and concerns of the day. He satirizes the obsession for placing our children in the "right" schools ("The Rejection"). He underlines our propensity to purchase just about anything on eBay ("Glory Hallelujah, Sold!"). He ponders the property rights of kids and their summer camp projects ("Calisthenics," "Poison Ivy," "Final Cut"). He praises the little-known diet advice of Friedrich Nietzsche ("Thus Ate Zarathustra"). In short, Allen takes the slightly ridiculous from everyday life, gives it a twist and a tweak, and creates satire, irony, and laugh-out-loud humor. [PW 6/01/07]. (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent)Alvarez, Julia[A new translation of ] Alvarez's first novel, [which] tells the story (in reverse chronological order) of four sisters and their family, as they become Americanized after fleeing the Dominican Republic in the 1960s. A family of privilege in the police state they leave, the Garcías experience understandable readjustment problems in the United States, particularly their old world patriarch father. The sisters fare better but grow up conscious, like all immigrants, of living in two worlds. Alvarez is a gifted, evocative storyteller of promise. [LJ 5/01/1991] (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

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