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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous

By: Vuong, Ocean

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1529110688 / 9781529110685
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813.6
01/09/2020
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England
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20 cm 242 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2019.

** Sunday Times Bestseller **Brilliant, heartbreaking and highly original, Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. 'A marvel' Marlon JamesThis 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.

It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family's struggle to forge a new future. And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog's life his mother has never known - episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion - all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation. 'A masterpiece' Max Porter'Luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary' Celeste Ng

BIC:

1FMV Vietnam, 1KBB USA, 5SG Of specific Gay interest, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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