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In the time of the butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : English : 25th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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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."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alvarez, Julia.
In the time of the butterflies.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994
(OCoLC)624453779
Named Person: María Teresa Mirabal; Minerva Mirabal; Patria Mirabal; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina; María Teresa Mirabal; Minerva Mirabal; Patria Mirabal; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina; María Teresa Mirabal; Minerva Mirabal; Patria Mirabal
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 9781565129764 1565129768
OCLC Number: 1122856648
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994.
"25th Anniversary Edition"-- front cover.
Includes Reader's Guide and other special features.
"This work of fiction is based on historical facts referred to in the author's Postscript on pages 323-324." -- T.p. verso
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Dede, 1994 and circa 1943 --
Minerva, 1938, 1941, 1944 --
Maria Teresa, 1945 to 1946 --
Patria, 1946 --
Dede, 1994 and 1948 --
Minerva, 1949 --
Maria Teresa, 1953 to 1958 --
Patria, 1959 --
Dede, 1994 and 1960 --
Patria, January to March 1960 --
Maria Teresa, March to August 1960 --
Minerva, August to November 25, 1960 --
Epilogue: Dede, 1994 --
A Postscript.
Responsibility: 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."--Provided by publisher.

"It is November 25, 1960, and three 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 young women were among the leading opponents of General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo 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 imaginative storytelling, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage, love, and the human cost of political oppression"-- Back Cover

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. -- Publisher description

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