On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous


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by Ocean Vuong
published by Vintage


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This 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. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family's struggle to forge a new future. And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog's life his mother has never known - episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion - all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation.

- paperback: 256 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9781529110685