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By Robert Olen Butler

ISBN-10: 0802193897

ISBN-13: 9780802193896

Publish yr note: First released in 1992

Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant selection of tales in regards to the aftermath of the Vietnam conflict and its influence at the Vietnamese was once acclaimed by way of critics around the state and gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Now Grove Press is proud to reissue this modern vintage by way of one in every of America's most vital residing writers, in a brand new variation of an exceptional odor from a wierd Mountain that incorporates to that end released tales -- "Salem" and "Missing" -- that brilliantly entire 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 starting place Award (1993)

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Well, love, how about it? ” she asked, reasserting her presence, and the obvious dawned. ” “I’m not often,” she said sweetly, rising from the table. 15. He should have appeared by now. But the correspondent did not appear. 30 Viktor drank the beer and left. He ate in the hotel, and returning to his room, again rang the correspondent, but got only long beeps, until he replaced the receiver. The warmth of the room was relaxing and conducive to sleep. His eyes refused to stay open. He would try again in the morning.

Have to get her a puppy or a cat,” said Misha-non-penguin, watching her go. “Bring her again, to play,” Viktor suggested. Outside, the inky blackness of a winter evening. Barely audibly, the set-programme speaker was reporting events in Chechnya. Viktor sat at the typewriter at the kitchen table, feeling lonely. He would have liked to write a short story – or a fairy story – even if just for Sonya. But filling his head was the mournful, heartfelt melody of an as yet unwritten obelisk. ” he wondered, staring at the blank paper protruding from the typewriter.

This underlined in red pencil, at once recalled his last conversation with Igor Lvovich. He read it a number of times. Not much to go on, but already his thoughts were attuned to the requisite degree of pathos. On page two of the programme he discovered a colour photograph of the singer: a comely, shapely lady, with flushed, undoubtedly rouged cheeks; almond eyes; chestnut hair cascading over shoulders; revealing costume. Back to blank sheet in typewriter. For Arabs, white was the colour of mourning, he reflected, fingers poised above the keys.

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