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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

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Large Print Book

First large print edition.

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. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, this book is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Chappaqua Library LARGE PRINT FICTION VUONG (Text)
Large Print
31005154462636
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library LARGE PRINT FICTION VUONG (Text)
Large Print
31009154635498
Available
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Harrison Public Library LP VUONG, O (Text)
Large Print
31010300187236
Checked out
02/01/2022
Irvington Public Library ARGE PRINT VUONG, O (Text)
Large Print
31012154453979
Available
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Irvington Public Library LARGE PRINT VUONG, O (Text)
Large Print
31012154453961
Available
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Larchmont Public Library VUONG (Text)
Large Print
31014152815258
Available
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Large Print
31544201016748
Available
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