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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