On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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ISBN10: 0525562028 ISBN13: 9780525562023 Publisher: Penguin Pr Published: Jun 4 2019 Pages: 246 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"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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