On earth we're briefly gorgeous
    (2019)

    Fiction

    Book

    Call Numbers:
    NEW FICTION/VUONG,O
    FICTION/VUONG,O
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PUBLISHED
New York : Penguin Press, 2019
DESCRIPTION
246 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9780525562023 (hardcover), 0525562028 (hardcover)
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

"Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to 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 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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