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In the time of the butterflies

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Written in English

325 pages

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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October 25, 2005, Plume
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2002, Thorndike Press
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2001, Rocco
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In the Time of the Butterflies
October 1999, Tandem Library
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September 1998, Perfection Learning Prebound
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En el tiempo de las mariposas
1998, Plume
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En el tiempo de las mariposas: novela
1995, Editora Taller
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In the Time of Butterflies
August 1995, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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In the Time of the Butterflies
1995, Plume
Paperback in English - First Plume Printing, August, 1995
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In the time of the butterflies
1995, Plume
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En el tiempo de las mariposas
1994, Atlantida
Paperback
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In the time of the butterflies
1994, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
in English - 1st ed.
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En el tiempo de las mariposas
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In the Time of the Butterflies

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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.

In the time of the butterflies

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Classifications

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

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1090767M
Internet Archive
intimeofbutter00alva
ISBN 10
1565120388
LC Control Number
94015004
Library Thing
8095
Goodreads
820285

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