Butterflies Dance in the DarkBook - 2002
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.
Characteristics: 332 p. ;,21 cm.