By Robert Olen Butler
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1992
Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant choice of tales concerning the aftermath of the Vietnam warfare and its influence at the Vietnamese used to be acclaimed by way of critics around the state and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Now Grove Press is proud to reissue this modern vintage via one in every of America's most crucial dwelling writers, in a brand new variation of a great odor 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.
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1993)
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominee (1993)
Rosenthal kin starting place Award (1993)
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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler