Angela Davis-Gardner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels Felice, Forms of Shelter, and Plum Wine, which was inspired by the time she spent teaching Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. An Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Angela has won nearly thirty awards for writing and teaching. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.
Angela Davis-Gardner’s spectacular new novel, BUTTERFLY’S CHILD, manages to be many things at once; an exploration of race and difference; a viscerally tragic love story; a sweeping, authoritative portrait of late 19th Century Midwestern life; a poignant inquiry into the burdens and hardships of women; and a clever re-imagining of Puccini’s opera that coolly unmasks the distortions inherent in dramatic mythmaking. BUTTERFLY’S CHILD eclipsed my own life while I was feverishly immersed in it, and dominated my mood and thoughts long after I’d finished.
— Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad