On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
(Book - Large Print)

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[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019].
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Book - Large Print
Edition
First large print edition.
ISBN
9780593104293, 0593104293
Physical Desc
351 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
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Published
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019].
Edition
First large print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780593104293, 0593104293

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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, O. (2019). On Earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel (First large print edition.). Random House Large Print.

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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. 2019. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel. Random House Large Print.

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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988-. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Random House Large Print, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel First large print edition., Random House Large Print, 2019.

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