En El Tiempo de Las Mariposas

En El Tiempo de Las Mariposas

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SPANISH edition. It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Raphael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everyone 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.
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ISBN: 9780452286863

Published Date: May 1, 2005

Publisher: Plume Books

Language: Spanish

Page Count: 427

Size: 7.75" l x 5.04" w x 0.79" h

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Fiction