Butterfly winter: a novel

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Butterfly Winter, Kinsella's first novel in 13 years, is the story of Julio and Esteban Pimental, twins whose divine destiny for baseball begins with games of catch in the womb. They mature quickly and by the age of ten they leave their home in the fictional Caribbean country of Courteguay for the American major leagues. Julio is a winning pitcher who will only throw to his catcher brother, much to the chagrin of the team that employs him, which must keep mediocre Esteban on the roster.Events in the brothers' homeland, including regular coups and the outlawing of baseball, continue to shape their lives. They are monitored by the wizard, a mysterious figure who travels by hot air balloon and controls events behind the scenes. In his last years he tells the story of the twins and their family to a skeptical journalist. Butterfly Winter is entertaining, funny and magical, and includes a diabolical chiropractor, a great love blessed by butterflies and a deep political undercurrent that unites the wealthy north with the baseball-loving and oppressed south.
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display_description At a young age, twin baseball players Julio and Esteban Pimental leave their home in the Caribbean country of Courteguay for the American major leagues. To the chagrin of the team that employs them, Julio, a winning pitcher, will only throw to his brother, a mediocre player. Despite the distance from their homeland, the brothers' lives, monitored by the mysterious Wizard, continue to be shaped by events there, including regular coups and the outlawing of baseball.
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subject_facet Baseball players -- Fiction, Baseball stories, American, Caribbean Area -- Fiction, Twin brothers -- Fiction
title_display Butterfly winter : a novel
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