The story begins with a family reunion in Dominican Republic, where a birthday is being celebrated . Some family issues are also introduced
The main conflict in the story is the Garcia family trying to keep their roots and traditions, even though they had to face the hardships of immigration. This even caused tension between the family, since the sisters' parents thought they were getting to comfortable with the American ways.
you should always remember where you came from
The rising action occurs when two guards appear at the door looking for Carlos, the father of the 4 girls. He had gotten in trouble with the guards for agitating against the military dictatorship.
The climax occurs when the family enlisted the help of a CIA operative, Vic, to get them out of the country. They flee to New York City.
When the family fled to New York City, they had issues adjusting culturally and materially
At the end of the story, the four girls manage to build successful careers, but are not so lucky with love.