Julia Alvarez skillfully incorporates the immigrant experience into the fiber of her novel. She depicts the subtle nuances that Yolanda experiences as a result of her Dominican heritage, her New York City upbringing and her New England schooling. Follow "ˇYo!" through the impulsive and sometimes quirky, yet reflective journey from her beloved Island home, to the States and back again. Her navigations through love and loss, career and family, truth and fiction are bound to charm and even inspire!
For everyone who can relate to multiple cultural identities and for everyone who is curious about how authors’ works effect personal lives, "ˇYo!" is a must read.
Highly recommended by Liz Cleveland of AmeriSpan.