The Butterfly

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Pub Date 21 Feb 2019 | Archive Date 01 Feb 2019

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In The Butterfly, Paul M. Hedeen takes us back to the fall of 1963, a few weeks before President Kennedy’s assassination. An obscure émigré Russian professor dies of a stroke—or so it is believed. The professor’s eccentricities and complicity create both mystery and jeopardy as his documents lead his student backward into a century of famine, political terror, and war and forward into a bewildering underworld of malevolent opportunists, unstable identities, and improvised histories.

When the student falls in with the troubled daughter of the Nazi elite, she becomes his lover, guide, and tormentor as both are irresistibly drawn into the dark aftermath of World War II. Memoirs, fairy tales, fiction, and scenarios interweave and reveal the postwar fate of Eva Braun and secrets concerning the famous Holocaust photo, “The Last Jew in Vinnitsa.”

In The Butterfly, Paul M. Hedeen takes us back to the fall of 1963, a few weeks before President Kennedy’s assassination. An obscure émigré Russian professor dies of a stroke—or so it is believed...


A Note From the Publisher

Title also available in: Softcover: 978-1-947727-34-2, Ebook: 978-1-948540-60-5 (Epub, Mobi, PDF) (Ebook also available through Overdrive for Libraries) Author bio: Paul M. Hedeen is an award-winning professor and writer and a Fulbright scholar. His critical and creative writing has appeared in numerous magazines and journals including The North American Review, Confrontation, Rosebud, Philosophy and Literature, and many others. He lives in Monroe, Michigan.

Title also available in: Softcover: 978-1-947727-34-2, Ebook: 978-1-948540-60-5 (Epub, Mobi, PDF) (Ebook also available through Overdrive for Libraries) Author bio: Paul M. Hedeen is an...


Advance Praise

"Among the many virtues that distinguish this intensely-researched, ground-breaking, literary, novel is the engaging prose. His sentences are as packed as an ammo train and almost as threateningly explosive while his unfolding narrative tension comes as suddenly as a pistol shot.” — Gary Eller author of Thin Ice and Other Risks

"Among the many virtues that distinguish this intensely-researched, ground-breaking, literary, novel is the engaging prose. His sentences are as packed as an ammo train and almost as threateningly...


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Absolutely life changing!!! This book opened my eyes to so much I’d been missing. The writing is wonderful and the messages are clear. All books have meaning...but this one just spoke to me. Lovely work!

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The premise of this book was excellent and a lot of the direction was excellent. The issue was maybe with the editing and pacing. There didn't seem to be enough clarity in the voice of the work to come throughout the whole book and therefore reach a conclusion. So some highs and lows. I hope this author continues to work at it. He clearly has something useful to say and needs to find the right way to say it. #TheButterfly #NetGalley

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