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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (author.).

"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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  • ISBN: 9780525562023 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0525562028 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Subject: Vietnamese Americans > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Genre: Epistolary fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lawrence County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at FD Campbell Memorial Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
FD Campbell Memorial Library FIC VUO (Text) 32002000396414 FDCM Fiction Checked Out 07/13/2024

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