On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

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Full title: On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel / Ocean Vuong.
Alternative titles: On earth we are briefly gorgeous
Main author: Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born--a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam--and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity"--
Language: English
Published: New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Classmark: A830 /535717
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ISBN: 9780525562023
0525562028