In the Time of the Butterflies

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In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterfliesby Julia Alvarez

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25, the day the Mirabal sisters were murdered

He stares at me with his cold, hard eyes. "You have a strong hand, that I know." He strokes the cheek I slapped, smiling a razor-sharp smile that cuts me down to size. Then rather than using the remaining dice on the tray, he puts his hand out and takes my uncle's set back. He maneuvers them knowingly. Out they roll, a double as well. "We either both get our wishes or we call it even, for now," he adds.

The Mirabalfamily home

Julia Alvarez

Generisimo Rafael Trujillo - El JefeDictator of the Dominican Republic1930-1961



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