Butterfly Winter

Butterfly Winter

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Butterfly Winter, Kinsella's first novel in 13 years, is the story of Julio and Esteban Pimental, twins whose divine destiny for baseball begins with games of catch in the womb. They mature quickly and by the age of ten they leave their home in the fictional Caribbean country of Courteguay for the American major leagues. Julio is a winning pitcher who will only throw to his catcher brother, much to the chagrin of the team that employs him, which must keep mediocre Esteban on the roster.Events in the brothers' homeland, including regular coups and the outlawing of baseball, continue to shape their lives. They are monitored by the wizard, a mysterious figure who travels by hot air balloon and controls events behind the scenes. In his last years he tells the story of the twins and their family to a skeptical journalist. Butterfly Winter is entertaining, funny and magical, and includes a diabolical chiropractor, a great love blessed by butterflies and a deep political undercurrent that unites the wealthy north with the baseball-loving and oppressed south.
Publisher: Winnipeg : Enfield & Wizenty, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781926531168
Branch Call Number: KIN
Characteristics: 300 pages ;,23 cm

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Some see Butterfly Winter as Kinsella's return to the literary world. It was the first published work after he suffered a head injury in a car accident 14 years earlier. Also available in book format.


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HopeButterfly
Jul 12, 2012

Disappointed. Wasn't what I expected. Didn't finish reading it, maybe perhaps if I persevered I would have enjoyed it.

rowanquincy Jan 08, 2012

What a disappointment. I couldn't get past the first chapter. Life is too short to waste time on a book like this.

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