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On earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel
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Published:
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Physical Desc:
246 pages ; 22 cm
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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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ISBN:
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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"--,Provided by publisher.
Awards
Stonewall Book Honor, 2020
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APA Citation (style guide)

Vuong, O. (2019). On earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. 2019. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press, 2019. Print.

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