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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
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Grouping Titleon earth we re briefly gorgeous
Grouping Authorocean vuong
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-07 06:34:23AM
Last Indexed2022-08-07 04:04:00AM

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