On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Hardback $29.99 - Vintage Publishing
New Hardbacks - Published: 4/Jun/2019 - ISBN: 9781787331501
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 epicentre is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known.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. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. This is the poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel.
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