On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Recommended by Jim Schachter, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #7 in Vietnamese, Ranked #30 in 2019see more rankings.

Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

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...

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Jim Schachter @c_werth Great book! Maybe my daughter in Bushwick can attend. Thanks (Source)

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