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On earth we're briefly gorgeous

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, 2019. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and 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 epicentre is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Epistolary fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ocean Vuong
ISBN: 9781787331501 1787331504
OCLC Number: 1105166244
Description: 242 pages ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: On earth we are briefly gorgeous.
Responsibility: Ocean Vuong.

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**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a  Read more...

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"Everything is beautiful in this debut... Vuong has originality running through his veins, and a good deal of humour and impish charm... This impressive debut hints at even greater things to come." * Read more...

 
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