Robert Olen Butler

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese was acclaimed by critics across the nation and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. A contemporary classic by one of America's most important living writers, this edition of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain includes two subsequently published stories — 'Salem' and 'Missing' — that brilliantly complete the collection's narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam. 'Butler has not entered the significant and ever-growing canon of Vietnam-related fiction (he has long been a member) — he has changed its composition forever' — Guardian
312 printed pages
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No Exit Press
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  • CoreySocialhas quoted7 years ago
    I live on South Mary Poppins Drive in Gretna, Louisiana, and since I speak perfect English, I am influential with the others who live here, the Westbank Vietnamese. We are all of us from South Vietnam

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