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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: Book of the Year Edition - signed, numbered exclusive
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: Book of the Year Edition - signed, numbered exclusive (Hardback)

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Buy our Fiction Book of the Year 2019 in its exclusive celebratory edition: signed by Ocean Vuong and numbered out of just 1500, with foiled leaf cover artwork and a two-page facsimile from the author’s handwritten notes.


The debut novel from T. S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a soul-baring letter from a son to his mother—one he knows she can never read.

Struggling to reconcile his identity, both sexual and individual, with his responsibilities to his family, protagonist Little Dog explores the impact of his elders’ journey on the making of his own history—how the deep-seated trauma of the Vietnam War, poverty and dispossession came to define his sense of duty, his masculinity, and his sexual awakening.

At once lyrical and devastating, tender and daring, this is an intimate confession that pulses with vulnerability, all the while refracting the shortfalling of the American Dream and the American moment today. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous goes straight to the reader’s heart, where it leaves an indelible trace—one that will possess you long after you turn the final page.

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Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 13/11/2019 ISBN-13: 2369537071418  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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