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A good scent from a strange mountain : stories

Author: Robert Olen Butler
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Vietnam War continues to play itself out in fiction, autobiography, and history books, but no American author has captured the experiences of the Vietnamese themselves--and caught their voices--more tellingly than Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. The 15 stories collected here, all written in the first person, blend Vietnamese folklore, the terrible,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Olen Butler
ISBN: 0805019863 9780805019865
OCLC Number: 24285600
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1993.
Description: 249 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Open arms --
Mr. Green --
The trip back --
Fairy tale --
Crickets --
Letters from my father --
Love --
Mid-autumn --
In the clearing --
A ghost story --
Snow --
Relic --
Preparation --
The American couple --
A good scent from a strange mountain.
Responsibility: by Robert Olen Butler.

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The Vietnam War continues to play itself out in fiction, autobiography, and history books, but no American author has captured the experiences of the Vietnamese themselves--and caught their voices--more tellingly than Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. The 15 stories collected here, all written in the first person, blend Vietnamese folklore, the terrible, lingering memories of war, American pop culture and family drama.

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