On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel (Large print book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Epistolary fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ocean Vuong
ISBN: 9780593104293 0593104293
OCLC Number: 1089692571
Notes: Title from web page.
Description: 368 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Other Titles: On Earth we are briefly gorgeous
Responsibility: Ocean Vuong.

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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. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, this book is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

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