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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

  • 31 of 43 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

9 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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Ardsley Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31000151228577
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Bedford Free Library FIC VUO (Text)
Fiction
31002150821170
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Bedford Hills Free Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31003151519037
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31036150878285
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31004151707184
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31004151762353
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Chappaqua Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31005153447729
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31006151718699
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31007151359054
On holds shelf
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31008152370991
Available
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