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

By: Vuong, Ocean, 1988- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019Description: 246 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9780525562023; 0525562028Other title: On Earth we are briefly gorgeousSubject(s): Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction | Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction | Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction | Children of prostitutes -- Fiction | Schizophrenics -- Family relationships -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Discrimination -- Fiction | Mother-son relationship -- FictionGenre/Form: Gay fiction. | Epistolary fiction. Additional physical formats: Online version:: On earth we're briefly gorgeousDDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC051000 | FIC043000 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."--
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"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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