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En El Tiempo de Las Mariposas

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On a deserted mountain road in the Dominican Republic in 1960, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters, thus martyred, became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Julia Alvarez, daughter of the Dominican Republic and author of the acclaimed How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in this extraordinary novel.

Each of the sisters speaks in her own voice, beginning as young girls in the 1940s, their stories vary from hair ribbons to gun-running to prison torture. Their story is framed by their surviving sister who tells her own tale of suffering and dedication to the memory of Las Mariposas.

This inspired portrait of four women is a haunting statement about the human cost of political oppression, and is destined to take its place alongside Gabriela Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Allende's The House of the Spirits as one of the great 20th-century Latin American novels.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452279964
Translator:
Costa Picazo, Rolando
Author:
Costa Picazo, Rolando
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women revolutionaries
Subject:
Dominican Republic History 1930-1961 Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19980501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x.85 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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