Posted on 30th August 2011

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Butterfly’s Shadow

Butterfly’s Shadow could be described as a steady accumulation of late-realised truths, which leave the protagonists with the painful sense of arriving at knowledge too late. The novel, which takes its inspiration from Puccini’s famous 1904 opera Madame Butterfly, is predominantly the story of Joey, the eponymous heroine’s child. In the opera, his mother Cho-Cho…