About the Author
Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of numerous novels and short story collections. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and has received two Pushcart Prizes. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
"In Perfume River we are reminded of the masterful insights of Vietnam that Robert Olen Butler gave us in his Pulitzer Prize winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, only now enhanced by the perspective and wisdom of thirty years’ remove. As Robert Quinlan enters his seventh decade in life, the fog of family relationships and his worldview become more clear once he encounters a homeless man." -- RH