A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler PDF

By Robert Olen Butler

ISBN-10: 0802193897

ISBN-13: 9780802193896

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1992

Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant number of tales concerning the aftermath of the Vietnam battle and its effect at the Vietnamese used to be acclaimed via critics around the kingdom and gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Now Grove Press is proud to reissue this modern vintage through one among America's most vital dwelling writers, in a brand new variation of an excellent smell from an odd Mountain that comes with accordingly released tales -- "Salem" and "Missing" -- that brilliantly whole the collection's narrative trip, returning to the jungles of Vietnam.

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1993)
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominee (1993)
Rosenthal kin beginning Award (1993)

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