Yo!

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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  - Pat - Goodreads

About Yolanda, a writer. She wrote about her family. Everyone writes about her. Good book. Read full review

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User Review  - Jsarno49 - Goodreads

Now that Obama has honored Alvarez, I thought it was time to read this book that has been on my shelf for nearly 20 years. I was pleasantly surprised. Alvarez tells the story of Yolanda Garcia, an ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Julia Alvarez teaches at Middlebury College.

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