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Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler

Label
Perfume river : a novel
Title
Perfume river
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Olen Butler
Creator
Author
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
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524498
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Robert Olen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Historians
  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Historians
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Label
Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn939426786
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780802125750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939426786
Label
Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn939426786
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780802125750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939426786

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