Yo!

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1997 - Fiction - 309 pages
94 Reviews
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  - Ben - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book for all of its energy and contradicting stories but thought it kinda jumped off the rails in the final fifty pages or so. There are so many characters and perspectives that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandy - Goodreads

I didn't really like this book but it's not terrible writing either. It's just average and seems more like I'm sitting in a dull person's living room eavesdropping on their daily lives. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Julia Alvarez teaches at Middlebury College.

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