En el tiempo de las mariposas

En el tiempo de las mariposas

By Alvarez, Julia, author.
Costa Picazo, Rolando, translator.
Costa Picazo, Rolando.

Published 2005 by Plume, New York

ISBN 9780452286863

Bib Id 1091933

Copyright 1995

Description 427 pages ; 20 cm

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S Alvarez
Uniform Title
In the time of the butterflies. Spanish
En el tiempo de las mariposas
Publication Information
2005 by Plume, New York :
Copyright Date
427 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published in English in 1994, as: In the time of the butterflies. This translation originally published: Editorial Atlantida, ©1995.
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.
Study Program
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 5.8 18.
Language Note
Translated from the English.