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family in the Dominican Republic. As a daughter of the de la Torre
clan and a doctor's wife, she considers herself entitled to a degree
of social respect and material privilege that is unrealistic to
expect as a recent immigrant. Her frustration with the challenges
of immigration is reflected in her snobbery, yet she attempts to
make a new identity for herself as an American wife, mother, and
inventor of household gadgets. She defends her daughters' individuality
and creativity and supports them through their mental breakdowns.
She is intensely proud of her family name, her children and her
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