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    On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel /
    by Vuong, Ocean, 1988-
    Penguin Press, 2019.
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  • Vietnamese Americans
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  • Mothers and sons
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  • Discrimination
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  • FICTION / Literary.
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  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
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  • FICTION / Coming of Age.
  • Description: 
    246 pages ; 22 cm
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    "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"--
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