The Voice of the Butterfly: A Novel

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Chronicle Books, 2003 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Now in paperback, John Nichols's fresh, hilarious, and touching novel brings his vintage wit to the absurdities of modern life. When Suicide City's new highway bypass threatens the home of an exquisitely obscure butterfly, aging '60s radical and continuing proponent of losing battles Charley McFarland rallies an off-the-rails band of misfits to help fight the powers that be. A dazzling dark comedy of ideals and unlikely heroes, his latest novel will delight fans of his Milagro Beanfield War and of Nichols's unique style: "Raise the toughest questions you can think of, but keep the readers laughing" (Denver Post).
 

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THE VOICE OF THE BUTTERFLY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

All hell breaks loose when a proposed highway bypass threatens a peaceful neighborhood and endangers a rare species of butterfly, prompting an unreconstructed '60s radical to scrape together a bunch ... Read full review

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User Review  - bherner - LibraryThing

Having read the New Mexico trilogy, I had much higher hopes for this book than were realized. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
26
Section 3
31
Section 4
35
Section 5
38
Section 6
44
Section 7
47
Section 8
54
Section 19
113
Section 20
122
Section 21
134
Section 22
139
Section 23
147
Section 24
152
Section 25
167
Section 26
172

Section 9
58
Section 10
63
Section 11
66
Section 12
72
Section 13
78
Section 14
83
Section 15
90
Section 16
100
Section 17
106
Section 18
111
Section 27
177
Section 28
184
Section 29
190
Section 30
197
Section 31
201
Section 32
211
Section 33
222
Section 34
232
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About the author (2003)

John Nichols is the author of nine novels and seven works of nonfiction. He lives in New Mexico.

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