Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler audiobook

Perfume River: A Novel

By Robert Olen Butler
Read by Robert Olen Butler

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665147828

  • ISBN: 9781665147804

  • ISBN: 9781665147811

Runtime: 8.31 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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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Author Bio: Robert Olen Butler

Author Bio: Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler is the author of more than ten novels and three story collections. In addition to a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and a National Magazine Award in 2001 and 2005, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and an NEA grant, as well as the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 8.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English