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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9780525562023
9781984888853
9780593104293
9780525562030
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Grouping Title on earth we re briefly gorgeous
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Last Grouping Update 2019-07-20 01:56:20AM
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display_description "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_facet Bildungsromans, Epistolary fiction, Families -- Fiction, Large type books, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Single mothers -- Fiction, Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction
title_display On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
title_full On 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_short On earth we're briefly gorgeous :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Families, Fiction, Literature, Mothers and sons, Single mothers, Vietnamese Americans