We Need New Names - How They Lived, My America and Writing on the Wall Summary & Analysis

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It seems as if the author is speaking directly to the reader at this point in the novel. She describes how people from various countries come to America in search of a better life. When they arrive, she talks about the backbreaking work they do so they can money home to their families each week.

The author also describes how the culture changes from generation to generation. While the first generation that comes to America remains in close contact with their relatives back home, eventually this connection fades. As they have children, the children become more American and retain less of the culture of their parents. Eventually, it is as if the original culture never existed.

Darling is working two jobs now. She works at a grocery store and she works cleaning the house of...

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