Critical Insights: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Julia Alvaraz’s 1991 novel How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is an important contribution to recent Latinx and multicultural literature. Exhibiting an intriguing structure and dealing with themes such as initiation and maturation that are relevant to people everywhere and in all eras, the novel is also significant for its treatment of women, immigrants, and recent socioeconomic, political, and cultural issues. This volume explores the different dimensions of Alvarez’s novel, setting it in various relevant contexts while also giving due attention to its impressive artistic achievements.
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