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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525562023
  • ISBN: 0525562028
  • Physical Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Vietnamese Americans > Fiction.
Adult child abuse victims.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Fiction.
Children of prostitutes > Fiction.
Schizophrenics > Family relationships > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Discrimination > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Mothers and sons.
Vietnamese Americans.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Epistolary fiction.
Gay fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F VUONG 39851001514117 Adult Fiction Checked out 07/07/2022


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