BkMk Press Books

Dream Lives of Butterflies


by Jaimee Wriston Colbert

Price: $16.95, 284 pages

ISBN: 9781886157590, 2007


Gold Award, Independent Publisher Book Awards

Finalist, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year


This book explores the discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots at the end of the 20th century in America, a time of stock-market boom and working-class bust. "Colbert's words are like magic...it is her brilliant exploration of that no-man s land between what we desire and what we must live without that defines Colbert's deep empathy for her characters," writes fiction writer Kim Barnes in her advance praise of the book. Author Madison Smartt Bell writes that this "new episodic novel-in-stories is a jewel in both its form and its feeling, with layers of image and meaning as intricately patterned as the dust on a butterfly's wing."

About the Author

Jaimee Wriston Colbert is also the author of Climbing the God Tree (winner of the Willa Cather Award in Fiction), and Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile (winner of the Zephyr Prize in Fiction). Her fiction has appeared in such journals as TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, and New Letters. Originally from Hawai'i, she now teaches at SUNY-Binghamton University.

Interview with Jaimee Wriston Colbert.


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