In the Time of the Butterflies (Paperback)

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The date of November 25th is now observed in many Latin American countries as International Day Against Violence Towards Women. It was on this date that the three Mirabel sisters were murdered by the Trijullo regime in the Dominican Republic. Alvarez tells their story of bravey and defiance with compelling gracefulness. — Nancy Scheemaker

Algonquin Books has reissued this powerful and mesmerizing novel of politicial and social upheaval in the Dominican Republic, based on the lives of three sisters who fought the Trujillo regime. Also in a new edition is Alvarez's splendid first novel about the immigrant experience, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

— Louise Jones

This masterful novel tells the story of the Garcia sisters, Las Mariposas, who are murdered for their political opposition to Gen.Trujillo's dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Their stories and that of their surviving sister are interwoven through the decades of their lives, part fact, part fiction, all brilliance. — Amy Palmer


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780452274426
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: August 1st, 1995
Pages: 352