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Was Julia Alvarez effective in using reverse chronology to tell the story of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents?

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While Julia Alvarez's work How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents has been praised for describing what is called the threshold experience of immigrants first entering their new countries, a time at which the recent past and the dreamed of future meet in the unformed present, there have also been critics of her choice of using reverse chronology. There is no definitive opinion as to the...

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