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Butterfly's Child

Arizona Opera Book Club
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00pm (Phoenix)

Receive a fresh take on Madama Butterfly with this novelization of what happens after the curtain falls.


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Butterfly's Child

by Angela Davis-Gardner

When three-year-old Benji is plucked from the security of his home in Nagasaki to live with his American father, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, and stepmother, Kate, on their farm in Illinois, the family conceals Benji’s true identity as a child born from a liaison between an officer and a geisha—and instead tells everyone that he is an orphan. When the truth surfaces, it will splinter this family’s fragile dynamic and send Benji on the journey of a lifetime.


Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013