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In The Deep Green Sea, Robert Olen Butler has created a memorable and incandescent love story between Tien, a contemporary Vietnamese woman orphaned in 1975, when the city finally fell to the Communists, and Ben, a Vietnam veteran who returns from America to a war-torn land, seeking closure and a measure of peace. Bit by bit they learn more of each other's pasts. Secrets are revealed: Ben's love affair with a Vietnamese prostitute in 1966; Tien's mixed racial heritage and her abandonment by her bar-girl mother, who feared retribution from the North Vietnamese for having given birth to one of the hated "children of dust." In Butler's hands, what follows conjures the stuff of classical tragedy and also achieves a classic reconciliation of once-warring cultures. Infused equally with eroticism and with Butler's deep and abiding reverence for Vietnamese myth and history, The Deep Green Sea is a landmark work in the literature of love and war.

About the Author

Robert Olen Butler is the author of seven novels, six of which are available in Owl editions, the most recent being Tabloid Dreams (Owl Books, 0-8050-5589-4), and two volumes of stories, including the Pulitzer Prize winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. He lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805031300
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Butler, Robert Olen
Author:
Butler, Robert Olen
Author:
Butler, Robert
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Racially mixed children.
Subject:
Racially mixed children -- Fiction.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Deep Green Sea
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
19990115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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