They Whisper by Robert Olen Butler
A Novel

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Recalling all the women he has ever loved, public relations man Ira Holloway explores his sexuality and the profound hold it has on him. By the author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. 75,000 first printing.
 

About Robert Olen Butler

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Robert Olen Butler is a novelist, screenwriter, educator, and short-story writer who grew up in Granite City, Illinois. Butler served in Vietnam. Following the Vietnam War, Butler began writing. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, and The Saturday Review, as well as in four annual editions of the Best American Short Stories and six annual editions of New Stories of the South. A collection of his stories, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Butler's novels include The Alleys of Eden, Countrymen of Bones, and Sun Dogs. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Butler also won the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at McNeese State University.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Henry Holt & Co. 333 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction

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Pulitzer recipient Butler's lyrical novel in which a 35-year-old man recounts a succession of erotic affairs was a four-week PW bestseller. (Mar.)

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Pulitzer recipient Butler's lyrical novel in which a 35-year-old man recounts a succession of erotic affairs was a four-week PW bestseller.

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Entertainment Weekly

They Whisper Butler's A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain -- stories about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. -- won the '93 Pulitzer for fiction, and Wayne Wang, who directed The Joy Luck Club, is set to direct the movie.

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The Independent

Fellatio figures prominently in the life of Ira Holloway, the narrator and chief protagonist of They Whisper.

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The Independent

Ira Holloway is a 35-year-old man who does something in public relations.

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