Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MFA Greensboro Alum Angela Davis-Gardner Reviewed by the Historical Novel Society, 'Butterfly's Child'

Butterfly's Child
by Angela Davis-Gardner
Butterfly's ChildPuccini’s haunting opera, Madame Butterfly, ends with Butterfly’s suicide when her long-awaited lover, the cavalier naval officer, Pinkerton, finally returns to Nagasaki accompanied by his “real” wife, Kate. Realizing the situation, Butterfly agrees to give up their son then falls on her father’s sword. Pinkerton takes the boy to America where, presumably, Kate will raise him as her own.

In real life, of course, the story would not have ended there. Davis-Gardner picks up the thread to create a wonderful sequel to Puccini’s opera....

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