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In the Time of the Butterflies

Alvarez, Julia

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ISBN 10: 1565120388 / ISBN 13: 9781565120389
Edité par Algonquin, 1994
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS, the fictionalized story of the three "butterflies" who were martyred during the Trujillo dictatorship in the Domincan Replublic. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated September 19, 1994 by Alvarez on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 50028

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Titre : In the Time of the Butterflies

Éditeur : Algonquin

Date d'édition : 1994

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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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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An ALA Notable Book. Julia Alvarez's eagerly awaited second novel is a powerful story of courage, innocence, and political martyrdom in the Hispanic Caribbean. Based on actual events--the death of three sisters on November 25, 1960--the novel immerses us in an epoch in the life of the Dominican Republic. The "Butterflies," as they were known, lived daringly and dangerously under a regime that imprisoned, tortured, and killed with impunity. "Brimming with warmth and vitality . . . Mesmerizing."--Kirkus Reviews, starred; "Potent and luminous."--Philadelphia Inquirer. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB SELECTION.

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