An edition of In the Time of the Butterflies (1994)

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An edition of In the Time of the Butterflies (1994)

In the time of the butterflies

1st ed.
  • 4.00 ·
  • 5 Ratings
  • 108 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading
  • 8 Have read

"It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Raphael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everyone knows of Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies."" "Now, three decades later, Julia Alvarez, also a daughter of the Dominican Republic and long haunted by these sisters, immerses us in a tangled and dangerous moment in Hispanic Caribbean history to tell their story in the only way it can truly be understood - through fiction." "In this brilliantly characterized novel, the voices of all four sisters - Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede - speak across the decades, to tell their own stories - from hair ribbons to gunrunning to prison torture - and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule." "The Butterflies were extraordinary women. Minerva, once the object of the dictator's desire, had dared to publicly slap his face. Devout Patria found her calling to the uprising through the church. Alluring - and vain - Maria Teresa joined in pursuit of romance." "Only Dede, the practical one, the most diligent in her duty to family and tradition, kept apart. And only she survived to see that their names were remembered." "Now, through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez's imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again. And Dede joins them as a heroine of equal courage."--BOOK JACKET.

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Pages
325

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Cover of: In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
2010, Algonquin
Cover of: En el tiempo de las mariposas
En el tiempo de las mariposas
October 25, 2005, Plume
in Spanish
Cover of: No tempo das borboletas
No tempo das borboletas
2001, Rocco
Cover of: En el tiempo de las mariposas
En el tiempo de las mariposas: novela
1995, Editora Taller
in Spanish - 1. ed. dominicana.
Cover of: In the time of the butterflies
In the time of the butterflies
1995, Plume
in English
Cover of: In the time of the butterflies
In the time of the butterflies
1994, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
in English - 1st ed.

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Published in
Chapel Hill, N.C

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3551.L845 I5 1994, PS3551.L845I5 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
325 p. ;
Number of pages
325

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1090767M
Internet Archive
intimeofbutter00alva
ISBN 10
1565120388
LCCN
94015004
OCLC/WorldCat
30319222
Library Thing
8095
Goodreads
820285

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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful 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 Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. 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 hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

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