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1529110688
Paperback:On Earth we're briefly gorgeous / Ocean Vuong:2020 Paperback On Earth we're briefly gorgeous / Ocean Vuong
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Author: Vuong, Ocean
Year: 2020
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Vintage, 2020
ISBN: 1529110688 9781529110685
Control number 1529110688
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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 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 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.
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‘They say nothing lasts forever, but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it.’ ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’ is a letter from a son to an illiterate mother, and it is devastating both from start to finish. Unique and candidly written, it reminds you through story and past experiences how to go on and live even in the midst of earth-shattering struggles. It is fearlessly honest throughout, and has the power to change hearts and worldviews. This book is also written in a stunningly elegant and poetic voice, casually spilling out words that strike into your memory as deeply as the subject matter it describes. It feels as if you are torn straight from your world into another, reading like a poem but still managing to remain thoughtful and poignant. It is undeniably brief, gorgeous and an absolute must read.
12/09/20
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Paperback:Night sky with exit wounds:2017 Paperback
Author: Vuong, Ocean
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Literature
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 811.6
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
79 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:On earth we're briefly gorgeous:2019 Hardback
Author: Vuong, Ocean
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
242 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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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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