Title Profile & Character Information

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

Annotation
Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters-Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia-arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they left behind. What they have lost-and what they find-is revealed in the fifteen interconnected stories that make up this exquisite novel from one of the premiere novelists of our time.

Characters
NameGarcia family
TraitsSpanish Caribbean
Upper class

GenreDomestic
    --Generational
Saga
    --Family
Sociological
Fiction
TopicsExile
Immigrants
Cultural assimilation
Fathers and daughters
SettingBronx, New York