Trying to review a book such as Butterfly is like trying to knit milk. I sit here at my machine, all mechanical and frosted. I flick my attention between page and keyboard. The paper wins out every time. Julie O'Yang's Butterfly is one of those books that isn't just a book you HAVE to read, its a collection of perfectly stitched sentences, flowing like magic, that you need to own.
Some stories have great ideas, gigantic concepts where the words are slapped in to help you on your journey. Julie writes differently. It's as if each word is a seed, planted and left to grow, from that seed beautiful lines flow and from those beautiful lines an elegant stretching story is created. Only through careful nurturing and love can such a vision come to life. This is a book to return to again and again. Poetic, bright brilliant and as enigmatic as the butterfly.
Buy the book and let it grow in your mind.