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The Butterfly Plague [Paperback]

Timothy Findley
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May 5 2006

"A distilled and refined novel."
—Gail Anderson-Dargatz

It is Hollywood 1938. A great star is planning a stunning comeback, while another is bent on self-destruction. And, as dark clouds hang ominously over Europe, hordes of Monarch butterflies swarm beautifully but menacingly over Hollywood. Against a colourful backdrop of butterflies and beaches, Timothy Findley skillfully phases reality into nightmare, exploring mothers' relationships to sons, women's relationships to men, beauty's relationship to evil. Blending biting humour with brilliant perceptions of the levels of despair, The Butterfly Plague presents the movie world in all its splendour and decay.


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'Funny, colourful, brilliant—you won't be able to put it down.' -- Cosmopolitan

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Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was one of Canada's most compelling and best-loved writers. He is the author of The Wars, which won the Governor General's Award and established him as one of Canada's leading writers, as well as Pilgrim and The Piano Man's Daughter, both finalists for The Giller Prize. His other novels, Headhunter, The Telling of Lies, The Last of the Crazy People, The Butterfly Plague, Famous Last Words, Not Wanted on the Voyage, and Spadework; his novella, You Went Away; and his short fiction, Dinner Along the Amazon, Stones, and Dust to Dust, have won numerous awards and are well loved both in Canada and internationally.

Elizabeth Rex won the Governor General's Award for Drama and The Stillborn Lover won a Chalmers Award. His works of non-fiction include Inside Memory and From Stone Orchard.

Timothy Findley was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Back Cover Copy June 8 2004
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It seemed that the whole world had turned out at the station to watch the arrival of the Santa Fe Super Chief. Dolly Damarosch, the famed dirctor, was there with his luscious superstar, Myra Jacobs. Bully Moxon - that lovable performer who tap-danced his way into the hearts of America - was there on the platform. They were all there...waiting. And none of them had any idea that this was the beginning of The Butterfly Plague.
"Funny, colorful, brilliant - you won't be able to put it down!" - Cosmopolitan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timothy Findley June 7 2014
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I love Timothy Findley's writing. Sometimes, I am in such a mood, that only he will do. He is somewhat edgy without being over the top and insightful on the nature of people. A real pleasure to read, he often writes of Canada and in the case of Headhunter, was writing about my neighbourhood. I hope you enjoy him.
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It seemed that the whole world had turned out at the station to watch the arrival of the Santa Fe Super Chief. Dolly Damarosch, the famed dirctor, was there with his luscious superstar, Myra Jacobs. Bully Moxon - that lovable performer who tap-danced his way into the hearts of America - was there on the platform. They were all there...waiting. And none of them had any idea that this was the beginning of The Butterfly Plague.
"Funny, colorful, brilliant - you won't be able to put it down!" - Cosmopolitan
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