On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
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Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Format
Book
ISBN
9780525562023, 0525562028, 9781787331501, 1787331504, 9780525562047, 0525562044
Status
Ardsley Public Library - Fiction
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Bedford Free Library - Fiction
FIC VUO
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library - Fiction
FICTION VUONG
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Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Physical Desc
246 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525562023, 0525562028, 9781787331501, 1787331504, 9780525562047, 0525562044

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General Note
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
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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." --,Provided by publisher.
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"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 amother 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." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, O. (2019). On Earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel . Penguin Press.

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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. 2019. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel. Penguin Press.

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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Penguin Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Penguin Press, 2019.

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