On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
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On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

By Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

Genre Epistolary fiction.

Published 2019 by Penguin Press, New York

ISBN 9780525562023

Bib Id 2263433

Description 242 pages ; 22 cm

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2018-046290
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9780525562023 (hardcover) $26.00
0525562028 (hardcover)
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FIC Vuong
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On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
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On earth we are briefly gorgeous
Publication Information
2019 by Penguin Press, New York :
Description
242 pages ; 22 cm
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"--
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Epistolary fiction

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