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Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, a (1992) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

  • 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

Original title: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Alternative titles: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalAsia
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

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Edition #1: Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Butler's 15 stories, set in the Vietnamese enclaves of suburban New Orleans, capture the voices of people who have lost their homeland and are trying to adapt to an alien culture." Publishers Weekly
  • "Remarkable...for how beautifully it achieves its daring project of making the Vietnamese real." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Each story unfolds like a delicate paper fan, with startling, ghostly images hiding in every crevice." Library Journal
  • "Butler's achievement is not only to reveal the inner lives of the Vietnamese, but to show, through their eyes, how the rest of us appear from an outside perspective." Chicago Tribune
  • "The number of novels and short story collections about the Vietnam War is now approaching 500. Were I to recommend a single volume that poignantly shows the magnitude and the humanity of the tragedy, it would be this one." The Detroit News
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Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (April 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802137982
Dimensions: 5.52 x 8.22 x .75 in
Pages: 288

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