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    DescriptionAfter 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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    Butterfly's Child
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Angela Davis-Gardner
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385340953
    ISBN 10: 0385340958

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    LC classification: PS3554.A9384 B88 2012
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    Edition statement
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Dial Books (imprint of Dell Publishing)
    Publication date
    08 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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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    "Extraordinary...To give away any of the astonishing plot twists and revelations would deny the reader the thrill of a totally transforming and satisfying finale. Sometimes bold and gripping, often delicate and sensual, "Butterfly's Child" is utterly unique and entirely enchanting."--"The Washington Post " "This spectacular novel manages to be many things at once: an exploration of race and difference; a viscerally tragic love story; a sweeping, authoritative portrait of late 19th century Midwestern life; a poignant inquiry into the burdens and hardships of women; and a clever reimagining of Puccini's opera. "Butterfly's Child" eclipsed my own life while I was feverishly immersed in it, and dominated my mood and thoughts long after I'd finished." --JENNIFER EGAN, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad" "The kind of book you sink into, becoming so transfixed by the story that you cannot help devouring it in just a few sittings. Davis-Gardner has created a masterful novel and an engaging read."--"Charlotte Observer " "Book club alert ...a highly readable sequel to the tragic opera that works within the characters' existing framework while still managing to sneak in a few surprises."--"Christian Science Monitor" "An absorbing "what if?" that stands on its own merits, "Butterfly's Child" is...a novel that demands to be read in one sitting. The characters hate and love with murderous intensity whether plowing a field, quietly embroidering a sampler, or canning beets. And their drama, played out with no less passion in cornfields and general stores, sparsely furnished bedrooms and musty parlors, moves toward an ending as unexpected as it is revealing."--"Atlanta Journal Constitution" "A magical journey, a heartbreaking tale of family ties and the tears of the heart...I don't know when I have been as completely enthralled by a book as I was by "Butterfly's Child." It's a classic to come."--"The Pilot" (NC)