In the time of the butterflies

By Alvarez, Julia

Publishers Summary:
The life and death of three revolutionary sisters in the Dominican Republic, told by a surviving fourth. One by one the Mirabal Sisters, as they were known, join the opposition to the Trujillo dictatorship in the 1950s, suffering imprisonment and torture while their men watch powerless. They are released, then one night their jeep is ambushed. A story based on real events by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

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ISBN
978-1-56512-038-9
Publisher
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 1994

Alvarez's award-winning first novel (How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, LJ 5/1/91) is more than matched by her second. Butterflies is based on the lives of the four Mirabel sisters (code name: "Mariposas," that is, butterflies), three of whom were martyred in 1960 during the liberation of the Dominican Repub...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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