1787331504
Hardback:On earth we're briefly gorgeous / Ocean Vuong.:2019 Hardback On earth we're briefly gorgeous / Ocean Vuong.
On earth we're briefly gorgeous / Ocean Vuong.
Author: Vuong, Ocean, 1988-
Publication year: 2019
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787331501 (hbk.) :
Notes:
The debut novel of the acclaimed young poet. Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, contending with a family history with Vietnam at its centre but speaking of the concerns of the contemporary American moment. **THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER****WINNER OF THE MARK TWAIN AMERICAN VOICE IN LITERATURE AWARD 2020** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2020**Brilliant, heart-breaking, 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 epicentre 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
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Just about justify all the hype a nicely crafted book that addresses modern issues
09/08/19
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