A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Product Number: EB00640987
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802193896
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. "Uncannily perceptive stories written by an American from the viewpoint of Vietnamese citizens transplanted to Louisiana" (People). A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain is Robert Olen Butler's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of lyrical and poignant stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its enduring impact on the Vietnamese. Written in a soaring prose, Butler's haunting and powerful stories blend Vietnamese folklore and contemporary American realities, creating a vibrant panorama that is epic in its scope. This new edition includes two previously uncollected stories-"Missing" and "Salem"-that brilliantly complete the collection's narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam to explore the experiences of a former Vietcong soldier and an American MIA. "Deeply affecting . . . A brilliant collection of stories about storytellers whose recited folklore radiates as implicit prayer . . . One of the strongest collections I've read in ages." -Ann Beattie

Author(s): Robert Olen Butler
Original Publish Date: Mar 11, 2012

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