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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

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** 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.

THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION'A marvel' Marlon James Brilliant, heart-breaking and highly original, discover Ocean Vuong's shattering coming of age novel. This 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.'Reminded me that every word can be an incantation, and that beauty does hard and important work' Rebecca Solnit

Format:
Paperback / softback
Pages:
256
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
ISBN:
9781529110685
Published Date:
1/9/2020
Dimensions:
198mm x 129mm x 16mm
Weight:
181g
Category:
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

RRP: £9.99

Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9781529110685


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