The best living American writer . . .
"I'll never stop believing it: Robert Olen Butler is the best living American writer, period"
~ Jeff Guinn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram ~
Butler's novel is a model for this heartbreaking simplicity and grace . . .
"What I so like about Perfume River is its plainly-put elegance. Enough time has passed since Viet Nam that its grave human lessons and heartbreaks can be-with a measure of genius-almost simply stated. Butler's novel is a model for this heartbreaking simplicity and grace."
~ Richard Ford ~