On earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel

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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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subject_facetBildungsromans
Epistolary fiction
Families -- Fiction
Large type books
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Single mothers -- Fiction
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction
title_displayOn earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
title_fullOn Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous A Novel
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel / Ocean Vuong
On earth we're briefly gorgeous [text (large print)] : a novel / Ocean Vuong
title_shortOn earth we're briefly gorgeous
title_suba novel
topic_facetFamilies
Fiction
Literature
Mothers and sons
Single mothers
Vietnamese Americans