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On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2019].
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker 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.
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Genre/Form: Romans épistolaires
Romans d'éducation
Romans américains
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Epistolary fiction
Romans épistolaires
Romans d'éducation
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ocean Vuong
ISBN: 9780525562023 0525562028
OCLC Number: 1104696302
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: On earth we are briefly gorgeous
Responsibility: Ocean Vuong.

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This book is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker 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.

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