A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler PDF

By Robert Olen Butler

ISBN-10: 0802193897

ISBN-13: 9780802193896

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1992
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Robert Olen Butler's lyrical and poignant number of tales in regards to the aftermath of the Vietnam battle and its influence at the Vietnamese was once acclaimed by way of critics around the kingdom and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Now Grove Press is proud to reissue this modern vintage via certainly one of America's most crucial dwelling writers, in a brand new version of an outstanding smell from an odd Mountain that incorporates as a result 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 family members origin Award (1993)

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Omniscience can change to nulliscience, or omnisenility; he hoped he wasn't spending all this effort to meet with some metaphysical rodomontade. Almost, he turned back. But then the sky cleared abruptly, and his misgivings vanished as he saw a familiar marker. He was passing it from below this time, but he knew what it read: all hope abandon ye who enter HERE. It was about when he fell past this that the last of his halo had gone skittering away lightless in a scorching blast from Hell. Death, what a day that had been!

The double-doors say in gold script, "Come in! Come in! Welcome! For Blessed are they that give Life" And then, in the lower corner, "RIGHT-TO-LIFE ADOPTION CENTER” Maylene stops, her baby held so tightly that it murmurs. She cant go in. But there's another woman coming behind her. This gives Maylene strength to pull open the door and hold it for the other, a gray-haired, drawn-faced, white woman lugging a large, angry-looking infant wearing an engineer's cap. Behind her Maylene sees other figures converging on the Center.

But she has time only to notice that the walls are papered with pictures of little animals in dresses—mice, maybe—and that there's a row of empty high-chairs by the counter, before a nurse is beside her and the other mother. " The nurse— she's white, like everyone Maylene can see here—urges them back. " No smiles from Maylene and the other. The child in the cap lets out a loud squall. The door marked "Baby Reception" is next to the one they'd come in. Inside is also warm and bright, with another padded counter.

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