Viewing Entry - Butterfly's shadow (S13520) by Langley, Lee.
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 10 hours 55 minutes
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Historical fiction. Children of suicide victims -- Fiction. Stepfamilies -- Fiction. United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction. United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932 -- Fiction.
In a Japan still rigid with tradition, an apprehensive 15-year-old tea-house girl prepares to welcome her first client. In his gleaming white uniform, Lieutenant Pinkerton walks up the hill to a house in Nagasaki to find the female he has purchased for a few weeks. When he sails away, she waits, aching for his return. It is one of the world's great love stories. And, as the curtain falls on Madame Butterfly, Cho-Cho hands over her son to his American father, before killing herself. In a daring imaginative leap, Lee Langley takes this moment as a springboard, sending Puccini's characters into a future undreamed of in the original.