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Like all of Butler’s other stories in A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain, “Mid-Autumn” focuses on the struggles of being Vietnamese American.  I really enjoyed this story because it allowed the reader to connect with the first person narrator at the very beginning.  The opening sentence makes the reader feel like they are being […]

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Robert Olen Butler’s “Mid-Autumn” features a Vietnamese woman speaking to her unborn child about their heritage and the heartache that came along with losing the love of her life, Bao. The narrative is told differently in contrast to other stories as the narrator takes on the voice of a woman. As opposed to his conventionally […]

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One of the things that made “The Cow That Milked Herself” a successful story was its ability to almost immediately establish for the reader a close connection with the narrator.  On the first page alone so many things are presented.  Wood is introduced; you find out that the narrator is pregnant; you find out Wood’s […]

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Bergman’s, “Yesterday’s Whales,” tells the story of a woman who discovers she’s pregnant by her ‘anti-evolution’ boyfriend. Throughout the story, she uses italics to emphasize commentary going on within the narrator’s head. I thought it was very effective in the sense that it demonstrated the narrator’s hesitancy towards leaving her boyfriend; she was very precise […]

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