On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel / Ocean Vuong.

"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...

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Main Author: Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
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Summary:"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"--
Physical Description:246 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN:9780525562023
0525562028