Everything you need to understand or teach Dominicana by Angie Cruz.
Dominicana is a novel by Angie Cruz. The story takes place in 1965 and follows Ana Cancion, a 15-year-old girl from the Dominican Republic. When the country begins to experience political instability, Ana’s parents force her to marry Juan, a man in his early thirties. Juan and Ana then immigrate to the United States and live in a small apartment in New York City. Juan is very abusive to Ana, but she feels obligated to stay with him because her family members plan on joining them in New York. The novel explores themes of family, misogyny, independence, fulfillment, and politics.