In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Top corner edge of jacket near spine bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. 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. Keywords: JULIA ALVAREZ AMERICAN LITERATURE LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE CONTEMPORARY FICTION IN TIME OF BUTTERFLIES

Title: In the Time of the Butterflies: A Novel

Author: Alvarez, Julia

Categories: Signed, Latin American, American, First Edition, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

ISBN Number: 1565120388

ISBN Number 13: 9781565120389

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200739