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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Turnabout is fair play. Yolanda Garcia's family and friends get their chance to tell the truth about Yo: how she's always had to be center stage; that she's been telling lies since the day she was born; about the year she went into therapy with her best friend and how Yo swore off sex; how her college professor kept trying to keep her from ruining her life and throwing away her talent; how she stole a plot for a short story from one of her students; how she fills the house her third husband built for her with voodoo offerings - "little things he mustn't touch" - well, you get the idea. Everyone, from her sisters to her fame-obsessed stalker, rips into her. In the process, they create endearing self-portraits, while Yo (which also means "I") is herself denied the privilege of speaking in her own defense.

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User Review  - Micahlibris - Goodreads

I've been a little hesitant to rate Alvarez's books since I'm primarily reading them for research purposes. Generally, I feel like Goodreads is designed for the pleasure reader and so my impression of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pj Szynski - Goodreads

One of those books that I wouldn't normally read, but was glad I did. Fun read Read full review

About the author (1997)

Julia Alvarez teaches at Middlebury College.

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