In the Time of the Butterflies


In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 1565129768
ISBN-13 9781565129764
Year 2010-01-12
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Algonquin Books
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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 Trujillos dictatorship It doesnt have to Everybody knows of Las MariposasThe Butterflies In this extraordinary novel the voices of all four sistersMinerva Patria Mara Teresa and the survivor Dedspeak 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 Trujillos rule Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarezs imagination the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love and the human cost of political oppression

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