How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

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What is Alvarez saying about the Dominicans in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents?

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Of the people, Alvarez is very affectionate and loyal.  To Trujillo and his henchmen, she is justifiably critical, exposing the corruption of the regime and its malevolent leader. 

As the Garcia girls try to assimilate into American life, there is plenty of nostaglia to be had for their homeland as evidenced in the opening chapter, when Yoland returns to the island for a...

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