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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong

Paperback £8.99
Published 1st September 2020, 256 pages
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** Sunday Times Bestseller **

Brilliant, heartbreaking and highly original, Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling.

‘A marvel’ Marlon James

This 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. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family’s struggle to forge a new future. And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog’s life his mother has never known - episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion - all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation.

‘A masterpiece’ Max Porter

‘Luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary’ Celeste Ng

Details

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong

ISBN
9781529110685

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Sept. 1, 2020

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 12.9cm

Page count
256 pages