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On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.
On earth we're briefly gorgeous
New York : Penguin Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018046290
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ocean Vuong
ISBN: 0525562036 9780525562030
OCLC Number: 1057733119
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: On earth we are briefly gorgeous
Responsibility: Ocean Vuong.

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"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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