On November 25th, 1960, the bodies of three women and one man were found in a Jeep at the bottom of a cliff in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.
At first glance, the wreckage would have appeared to be the result of a terrible accident—perhaps the driver lost control of the Jeep on one of the countryside’s many treacherous mountain passes, and he and his three female passengers paid the ultimate price.
She joins her sisters in their resistance and eventually persuades Pedro to join.
It is only Dedé who does not join the movement, held back by Jaimito’s refusal to give his permission.
It is for this reason that Dedé survives, and the novel is told from her perspective decades later.
True to history, the novel presents us with the juxtaposition of women who lead a revolution, but who also live in a culture in which their deference to the men in their lives is expected.See more » Three sisters fight the evil Trujillo in this well-mounted mini-epic. Great acting somewhat marred by predictable dialogue, but the story works anyway. James Olmos plays the three-dimensional lusty Trujillo. While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess Of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleasy documentary primadonna while the strange staff share meals ...See full summary » On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.After the dictator makes a series of crude sexual advances toward her, she slaps him across the face.Trujillo appears to take the rejection in stride, but follows it up with the systematic imprisonment, interrogation, and torture of multiple generations of Mirabals.Of course, no one in the entire country believed that story.Even if it took years for the truth to come out in any official capacity, the people always knew about the bludgeoning and strangulation marks on the bodies of the passengers. They were the Mirabal sisters and their loyal driver, Rufino.The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives.Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship.