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Author Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

Title ON EARTH WE ARE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS : a novel / Ocean Vuong.

Edition large print ed.
Publication Info. [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019].
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Large Type Fiction  F VUONG    DUE 08-14-21
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Description 351 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Physical Medium large print rda
Note Title from web page.
Summary 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.
Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction.
Children of prostitutes -- Fiction.
Schizophrenics -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Discrimination -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre Epistolary fiction.
Gay fiction.
Large type books.
Added Title On Earth we are briefly gorgeous
ISBN 9780593104293 (pbk.)
0593104293 (pbk.)
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