How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents - Study Guide Joe Summary & Analysis

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Joe is one of Yolanda's nicknames. She also has been called Yo Yo Yo, and sometimes Joey. Yolanda is telling her therapist that she once was in love with John who is the one who uttered the words first, begging Yolanda to marry him as he traced the heart-shaped outline of her face. However, Yolanda is a zany poet and John always has sharp pencils and folds his clothes before lovemaking. He believes in the Real World more than her world of words, and ultimately more than he believed in her.

When she left him, she left a note that said, "I'm going to my folks till my head slash heart clear." She revised the note until it was distilled down to read "Gone to my folks. Joe."

Her parents didn't understand and they didn't know why she talked so much. Words just fell out of her...

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