On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

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246 pages ; 22 cm


"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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

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