Butterfly's Child: A Novel

Butterfly's Child: A Novel


By (author) Angela Davis-Gardner

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  • Publisher: Dial Books (imprint of Dell Publishing)
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385340958
  • ISBN 13: 9780385340953
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 1,168,049

Product description

After Butterfly's death, her son Benji is taken to America to be raised by his father, Lieutenant Frank Pinkerton, and Frank's wife, Kate. Sweeping from the farmland of Illinois to the Japanese settlements in San Francisco to Benji's homeland of Nagasaki, this novel explores family bonds and a community intolerant of outsiders.

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Author information

Angela Davis-Gardner spent a year in Japan as a visiting professor at Tokyo's Tsuda College, which inspired her acclaimed novel "Plum Wine." She is also the author of "Felice" and" Forms of Shelter." An Alumni Distinguished Professor Emerita at North Carolina State University, she lives in Raleigh. "From the Hardcover edition."

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"Utterly unique and entirely enchanting.""--The Washington Post" "A spectacular novel . . . "Butterfly's Child" dominated my mood and thoughts long after I'd finished it.""--"Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad" "A novel that demands to be read in one sitting.""--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" "Cleverly plotted, well-paced and finely detailed in its depiction of turn-of-the-century Japan and the American Midwest, "Butterfly's Child" is the kind of book you sink into, becoming so transfixed by the story you cannot help devouring it.""--The Charlotte Observer" "Richly imagined . . . In its way, it holds its own alongside the modern Western masterpieces of Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy.""--Kirkus Reviews" " " "[A] thoughtfully rendered story about love, betrayal and eventual reconciliation . . . Ingenious [and] persuasive.""--Richmond Times-Dispatch" " " "Extraordinary . . . To give away,