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Robert Olen Butler 

When: Thu., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. 2016

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

ROBERT OLEN BUTLER

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler inhabited the perspectives of various Vietnamese immigrants in Louisiana, and Vietnam again informs his new novel, Perfume River. A marriage sparked in the conflagration of the anti-Vietnam War movement has burned down, later in life, into a low, troubled burn. Through the introduction of a character who is not what he seems, Butler, a Vietnam veteran himself, shows how the buried traumas and reshaping forces of war keep coming back to work their will on families long after the fighting stops. Butler reads and signs at the Regulator in Durham on Wednesday and at Quail Ridge in Raleigh on Thursday. —Brian Howe

REGULATOR BOOKSHOP, DURHAM/QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS, RALEIGH
7 p.m., free, www.regulatorbookshop.com/www.quailridgebooks.com

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