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In the Time of the Butterflies (Reprint) (Paperback) by Julia Alvarez

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Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republica in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands.



Book Synopsis



25th Anniversary Edition

"A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time." --St. Petersburg Times 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 Leónidas 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 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 imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.

Julia Alvarez's new novel, Afterlife, is available now.



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"Wonderful . . . Skillfully weaves fact and fiction, building to a gut-wrenching climax." --Newsweek

"A gorgeous and sensitive novel . . . A compelling story of courage, patriotism and familial devotion." --People

"Shimmering . . . Valuable and necessary." --Los Angeles Times

"Extraordinary." --Harper's Bazaar

"Haunting." --New York Newsday

"A poignant tale of courage and hope . . . As much an inspiration as it is a tragedy." --Ms.

"Imagination and history in sublime combination . . . Read this book for the novel it is. Read this book for the place it takes you. Read this book and take courage." --The Denver Post

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Politics
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Julia Alvarez
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2010
TCIN: 12028437
UPC: 9781565129764
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0370
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 8 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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