Edward Mccann's Reviews > Butterfly's Child

Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
M 50x66
's review
May 07, 2011

it was amazing
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in March, 2011 , read count: 2

This is a masterpiece. Angela Davis-Gardner's story of what happens after the last aria of Madame Butterfly is poignant and beautifully crafted. As a reader, I felt I'd traveled through time to meet and observe these characters whom Puccini named and compelled to sing, but whom Davis-Gardner brings to life in ways that surprise and satisfy.

Of all the assessments I've read to date, I think the writer for Kirkus Reviews said it best: "In its way, (Butterfly's Child) holds its own alongside the modern Western masterpieces of Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy. For all its melancholy and madness, it strikes themes of hope and renewal, and believing in the unbelievable."

This is Davis-Gardner's best work ever. I recommend this remarkable book without hesitation, and look forward to sharing copies - and the pleasure of this experience -- with my friends.
3 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Butterfly's Child.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

07/04/2016 marked as: read

No comments have been added yet.