In the Time of the ButterfliesBy Julia Alvarez
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- Author: Julia Alvarez
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 1995-08-01
- Edition: Reprint
The life and death of three revolutionary sisters in the Dominican Republic, told by a surviving fourth. One by one the Mirabal Sisters, as they were known, join the opposition to the Trujillo dictatorship in the 1950s, suffering imprisonment and torture while their men watch powerless. They are released, then one night their jeep is ambushed. A story based on real events by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.