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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous

Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2020. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: General
Domestic fiction
Epistolary fiction
General Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ocean Vuong
ISBN: 9781529110685 1529110688
OCLC Number: 1222957148
Notes: Originally published: 2019.
Awards: Long-listed for Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 (UK)
Description: 242 pages ; 20 cm.
Other Titles: On Earth we are briefly gorgeous
Responsibility: Ocean Vuong.


** Sunday Times Bestseller **Brilliant, heartbreaking and highly original, Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling.'A  Read more...


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Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous confirms him as a master of inventive language that has its roots in the spoken word but reaches shimmering heights of lyricism, too. -- Joseph O'Connor Read more...

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