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Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler

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Perfume river : a novel
Title
Perfume river
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Olen Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Quinlan is a seventy-year-old historian teaching at Florida State University, where his wife Darla is also tenured. Their marriage, forged in the fervor of anti-Vietnam War protests, now bears the fractures of time, both personal and historical, with the couple trapped in an existence of morning coffee and solitary jogging and separate offices. For Robert and Darla, the cracks remain under the surface, whereas the divisions in Robert's own family are more apparent: he has almost no relationship with his brother Jimmy, who became estranged from the family as the Vietnam War intensified. Robert and Jimmy's father, a veteran of WWII, is coming to the end of his life, and aftershocks of war ripple across their lives once again when Jimmy refuses to appear at his father's bedside. And an unstable homeless man whom Robert at first takes to be a fellow Vietnam veteran turns out to have a deep impact not just on Robert, but on his entire family
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Title
Perfume River
Creator
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain presents the story of a single North Florida family shaped and overshadowed by the Vietnam War and the estrangements between the fathers, sons and brothers who supported or protested against it
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524498
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U8278
LC item number
P4 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Robert Olen Butler
Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler

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