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The Resource Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler, (electronic resource)

Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler, (electronic resource)

Label
Perfume river : a novel
Title
Perfume river
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Olen Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From one of America's most important writers, Perfume River is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family. 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
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Robert Olen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U8278
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Historians
  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Veterans
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Florida
Label
Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802190109
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
5DE3BC88-BECC-4ABB-9820-9D772E6F3088
System control number
  • 2212047
  • (OCoLC)957346369
  • ocn957346369
  • 2212047
Label
Perfume river : a novel, Robert Olen Butler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802190109
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
5DE3BC88-BECC-4ABB-9820-9D772E6F3088
System control number
  • 2212047
  • (OCoLC)957346369
  • ocn957346369
  • 2212047

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