Butterflies Dance in the Dark

Butterflies Dance in the Dark

Book - 2002
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Destined for limbo because of her illegitimacy, and labeled "retarded" because of a learning disability, young Mari-Jen Delene retreats into silence. Around her revolves a vividly drawn cast of characters: her mother Ade Misha, a Polish Jew; the willful, bitter Mother Superi and her powerfully intelligent twin brothers, who sleep beside a map of the world they long to explore. Brilliantly imagined and buoyed by the clear-eyed perceptions of youth, it is an eloquent and profound story from a gifted writer.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Key Porter Books, c2002.
ISBN: 9781552634745
Characteristics: 332 p. ;,21 cm.


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