The Resource On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong

On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong

Label
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
Title
On earth we're briefly gorgeous
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ocean Vuong
Title variation
On earth we are briefly gorgeous
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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"--
Summary
A first novel by the award-winning author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds is written in the form of a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read about the impact of the Vietnam War on their family
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781519
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vuong, Ocean
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.U96
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Discrimination
Target audience
adult
Label
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong
Link
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525562030
Lccn
2018050239
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
92BBDBBA-3A5F-4FB0-A00B-B2C2FF32C877
System control number
(OCoLC)1057733119
Label
On earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel, Ocean Vuong
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525562030
Lccn
2018050239
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
92BBDBBA-3A5F-4FB0-A00B-B2C2FF32C877
System control number
(OCoLC)1057733119

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