Robert Olen Butler
Mysterious Press, an imprint of 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
"With a world full of foolishly dangerous men, what's a mother to do?... Edward was my only living child, Private Edward Marcus Gaines of the 108th Infantry, 27th Division, Company such-and-such. I had it written down in his letter. In a trench in a place in France..." - From Mother in the Trenches by Robert Olen Butler
What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing...