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A collection of stories about Vietnamese immigrants living in Louisiana as they face love, loss, despair, and the challenges and conflicts of a new life
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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. Butler's literary ventriloquism, as he mines the experiences of a people with a great literary tradition of their own, is uncanny; but his talents as a writer of universal truths is what makes this a collection for the ages.About the Author:
ROBERT OLEN BUTLER is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous novels and short story collections. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and has received two Pushcart Prizes. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Soft cover. Condition: New. Pulitzer Prize Winner 1993, Collection of stories of Vietnamese elegance, delicacy, history and family. Seller Inventory # 020296
Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. First Paperback Edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140176640
Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140176640
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140176640 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0026247