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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

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"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." --
"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 amother 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." --

Available copies

  • 33 of 43 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

7 current holds with 43 total copies.

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Book 1 Large Print Book 1 English 2 All formats and editions 2
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31009154634020
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31009154634046
Available
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Harrison Public Library VUONG, O (Text)
Fiction
31010300187160
Available
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Harrison Public Library VUONG, O. (Text)
Fiction
31010300192574
In transit
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
New Book
31011151386307
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library VUONG, OCEAN (Text)
Fiction
31016151718128
Checked out
07/15/2021
Irvington Public Library FIC VUONG, O (Text)
Fiction
31012154449563
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31030154887228
Checked out
08/18/2021
Katonah Village Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31013151827678
Checked out
08/17/2021
Larchmont Public Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31014152806497
Available
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