The backstory: When Jennifer Egan listed Butterfly's Child as her favorite read of 2011, I knew I wanted to read it.
In Butterfly's Child, Angela Davis-Gardner imagines what happens after Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly.
(The novel opens with a synopsis of the opera.) Butterfly's child,
Benji, goes to the United States with his father, Pinkerton, and his
father's new wife, Kate. They live on a small Illinois farm.
Read the full review here: http://nomadreader.blogspot.com/2012/04/book-review-butterflys-child-by-angela.html
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