A good scent from a strange mountain : stories / by Robert Olen Butler.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : H. Holt, 1992Edition: 1st ed.Description: 249 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0805019863 (acid-free paper) :; 9780805019865 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction | Louisiana -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Short stories.DDC classification: 813/.54
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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.
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1993.
The Vietnam War continues to play itself out in fiction, autobiography, and history books, but no American author has captured the experiences of the Vietnamese themselves--and caught their voices--more tellingly than Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. The 15 stories collected here, all written in the first person, blend Vietnamese folklore, the terrible, lingering memories of war, American pop culture and family drama.