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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel / Ocean Vuong.

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library LP VUONG 000153021 Large Print -- Fiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593104293
  • ISBN: 0593104293
  • Physical Description: 351 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
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, this book is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.
Subject: Vietnamese Americans > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Discrimination > Fiction.
Large type books.
Discrimination.
Large type books.
Mothers and sons.
Vietnamese Americans.
Genre: Large type books.
Epistolary fiction.
Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.