On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
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246 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525562023, 0525562028

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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. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, O. (2019). On earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel . Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. 2019. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel New York: Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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