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by Robert Butler

  • ISBN: 0805031391
  • Author: Robert Butler
  • ePub ver: 1399 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Picador; First Thus edition (January 15, 1994)
  • Formats: docx mbr mobi rtf
  • Category: Fiction
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Robert Olen Butler (born January 20, 1945) is an American fiction writer. His short-story collection A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1993.

Robert Olen Butler (born January 20, 1945) is an American fiction writer. Butler was born in Granite City, Illinois, to Robert Olen Butler S. an actor and theater professor who became the chairman of the theater department of Saint Louis University, and his wife, the former Lucille Frances Hall, an executive secretary.

Robert Olen Butler has published sixteen novels-The Alleys of Eden, Sun Dogs, Countrymen of Bones, On Distant Ground, Wabash, The Deuce, They Whisper, The Deep Green Sea, Mr. Spaceman, Fair Warning, Hell, A Small Hotel, The Hot Country, The Star of Istanbul, The Empire of Ninovels-The I’ll never stop believing it: Robert Olen Butler is the best living American writer

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Caught between the two cultures he embodies, an American teenager-the illegitimate child of an American soldier and a Vietnamese prostitute-runs away to New York where a variety of experiences enable him to come to terms with his dual heritage.

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A slim, erotic and fable-like. book that picks up on many of Butler's abiding themes-the legacy of the Vietnam War, the clash of Vietnam's folklore and mysticism with American manners. a writer working to cast a spell. In a deceptively understated manner, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Robert Olen Butler introduces us to a pair of improbable modern lovers. plants the seeds of a tragedy that will haunt his readers long after they finish this lyrical love story.

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Immediately download the The Deuce summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching The Deuce. While little is made of Tony's religious upbringing, Butler uses a mural of Moses descending from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments in the New York Public Library and a street preacher's harangue to bring questions of morals and judgment to Tony's mind. A love child himself, Tony holds conflicting notions about casual sexual contacts.

He becomes friends with an alcoholic Vietnam War vet, but a knife-wielding, smooth-talking hustler spells trouble. When Tony's father plasters Port Authority bus terminal with missing-person posters, we know some form of confrontation is in store, but the prolix first-person voice that Butler ( The Alleys of Eden ) assigns to narrator Tony fails to build momentum and never fully convinces.

Caught between the two cultures he embodies, an American teenager--the illegitimate child of an American soldier and a Vietnamese prostitute--runs away to New York where a variety of experiences enable him to come to terms with his dual heritage
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Walan
THE DEUCE, originally published in September 1989, was the sixth of ten novels written by Robert Olen Butler. This review is for the Henry Holt and Company paperback edition, 303 pages, reissued in January 1994 after Mr. Butler received the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of stories, A GOOD SCENT FROM A STRANGE MOUNTAIN.

In late August 1974, on Wandering Souls Day, a Vietnam War vet named Kenneth returns to Saigon, bargains with a prostitute and claims his then six-year old son, Thanh, an urchin. Kenneth renames his son Anthony James Hatcher and takes him to Point Pleasant, New Jersey where Tony has his own room with a soft bed, TV and computer.

The wondrous rescue from the rancid and dusty alleys of Saigon doesn't go well; Tony cannot assimilate the affluent American culture or bond with his father. He struggles for an identity. He wants to be Vietnamese, but his eyelids expose his half-breed origin and he feels caught between two cultures, unable to blend into either. And although Tony hears the echoes of his mother's moans with a rotation of GI's, and recalls her mannerisms that he now recognizes as drug addiction, fond memories of mom haunt him. So at the age of sixteen, Tony runs away to become a street urchin again, this time in New York City.

In the first 67 pages, Butler weaves Tony's recollections of Vietnam and the early years with Kenneth into the psychological turmoil of the boy's mid-teens. The remainder of the story centers on Tony's struggle to survive in the environs of sleazy forty-second street and the Port Authority Terminal. Butler's vivid descriptions of that pathetic environment in the summer of 1984 started to depress me and I began to despair waiting for the climax, which I suspect is precisely what the author wants us to feel before he finesses the five-star ending.

Within the first three pages of this literary, first-person narrative, I recognized the author's writing voice from THEY WHISPER. But unlike that novel, Butler arranged THE DEUCE into chapters and used conventional paragraphing. THE DEUCE is an engaging, readable story.
Anardred
For me this is a magnificent book; excellently constructed and written by the No. 1 Vietnam History expert: Robert Butler. Buy it!
Cordantrius
Heartrending tale
Use_Death
Butler has written a great piece on an Amerasian's experience in New York City during the 80's. The author shows the main character's struggle with figuring out his identity and the different types of people who live on the fringes in New York City. A great fusion of 1970s Saigon and 1980s New York.

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