On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Staff Pick Badge
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562047
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous grapples with quite a lot, including the consequences of trauma, racism, homophobia, classism, addiction, war, and more. And yet, its execution is nothing short of masterful. The story follows Little Dog, a Vietnamese American boy who writes this story as a letter to his illiterate mother. The story unfolds as Little Dog experiences life--the ups, the downs, and those areas between where hope shines its wavering light in the cracks between closed doors.