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In the time of the butterflies

Alvarez, Julia2021
"It is November 25, 1960, and three sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of the dictatorship of General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. It doesn't have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas--the Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters--Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé--speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez's storytelling, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage, love, and the human cost of political oppression"-- Provided by publisher.
Main title:
In the time of the butterflies / Julia Alvarez ; foreword by Maxine Hong Kingston.
Alvarez, Julia, authorKingston, Maxine Hong, writer of foreword
New York : Penguin Books, 2021.©2019
xx, 344 pages ; 21 cm
Series title:
Originally published, 1994.
9780143136545 (hbk)9780143136545
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralALVAAvailable
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