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Author Alvarez, Julia.

Title In the time of the butterflies / Julia Alvarez.

Imprint Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    ALVAREZ,JUL    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
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Edition 1st Algonquin pbk.
Description 339 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note "Reader's guide and other special features inside"--Cover p. 4.
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 -- Dede, 1994 -- A Postscript.
Summary "It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found dead 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 death 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, love, and the human cost of political oppression"--Cover, p. 4.
Subject Mirabal, María Teresa, 1935-1960 -- Fiction.
Mirabal, Minerva, 1926-1960 -- Fiction.
Mirabal, Patria, 1924-1960 -- Fiction.
Women revolutionaries -- Fiction.
Dominican Republic -- History -- 1930-1961 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781565129764 (pbk.)
1565129768 (pbk.)

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