The story is enough.

The story is enough.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Thoughts on How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents:


*lyrical sentences  - love them... the story is more than plot - it is the culmination of all the beautiful words that CREATE a miraculous tale

*episodic short stories reverse in time order

*incidents with unmitigated intimacy

*"There's more to the story.  There always is to a true story."

*gives away the secrets that design the relationships of women - daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, cousin, lover

*"It was a regular revolution: constant skirmishes.  Until the time we took open aim and won, and our summers - if not our lives - became our own."

*holds it all - all of their lives - in images

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