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The Resource On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong

On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong

Label
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
Title
On earth we're briefly gorgeous
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ocean Vuong
Title variation
On earth we are briefly gorgeous
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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"--
Member of
Summary
A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read reveals the impact of the Vietnam War on their family history and provides a view into parts of the son's life that his mother has never known.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781519
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vuong, Ocean
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.U96
LC item number
O52 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Mothers and sons
  • Discrimination
Target audience
adult
Label
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780525562023
Lccn
2018046290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1101966100
  • (OCoLC)1101966100
Label
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780525562023
Lccn
2018046290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1101966100
  • (OCoLC)1101966100

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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