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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2021. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gay fiction
Novels
Epistolary fiction
Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ocean Vuong
ISBN: 9780525562047 0525562044 9780525562023 0525562028
OCLC Number: 1253676116
Description: 246 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: On Earth we are briefly gorgeous
Responsibility: Ocean Vuong.

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"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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