The Sound of Butterflies – U.S. edition and reviews

October 8th, 2007

The Sound of Butterflies was released in the U.S.A. on September 18. Look out for it! It is published by William Morrow – for more information go here.

The book has received many positive reviews from various critics including Book Page, U.S.A Today and The Washington Post.

“In the mordantly magnetic The Sound of Butterflies, New Zealand author Rachael King rings all the changes on the theme of staid Englishmen exposed to the passions of the steamy jungle and its ‘fire ants, jaguars, and piranhas,’ both human and animal. Thomas’ almost sacred quest for a particularly beautiful and elusive butterfly sets up an unforgettably bittersweet story, with its elliptical search for meaning in a world where one kills the thing one loves, and the victim is silent.” Maude McDaniel, Book Page

Lush descriptions of Brazil lend a Heart of Darkness feel to this compelling novel.” Ann Oldenburg, USA Today, 19 September 2007

“…[a] mesmerizing combination of narrative, diary pages and letters reveals the true terror that Edgar experienced in the Amazon.” The Washington Post, 7 October 2007