Description"Charming and funny . . . Mesmerizing . . . Wonderful." --USA Today Yolanda Garc a--Yo, for short--is the literary one in the family. Her first published novel, in which uses as characters practically everyone she knows, was a big success. Now she's basking in the spotlight while those "characters" find their very recognizable selves dangling in that same blinding light. But turnabout is fair play, and so here, Yolanda Garc a's family and friends tell the truth about Yo. Her three sisters, her Mami and Papi, her grandparents, t as, t os, cousins, housemaids, her third husband: they take turns telling their side of the story, ripping into Yo and in the process creating their own endearing self-portraits. At once funny and poignant, intellectual and gossipy, lighthearted and layered, Yo is above all a portrait of the artist. And with its bright colors, passion, and penchant for controversy, it's a portrait that could come only from the palette of Julia Alvarez. Julia Alvarez's new novel, Afterlife, is available now.
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About the Author
Julia Alvarez is the author numerous bestselling and award-winning novels including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies, collections of poems, and works of nonfiction as well as picture books.She has won the Pura Belpré Award, the Américas Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature, and the National Medal of Arts.
"A triumph of imaginative virtuosity . . . An entrancing novel." --Publishers Weekly