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

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- (author.).

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  • 30 of 59 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library. (Show preferred library)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport FIC VUONG (Text to phone) 34000081498479 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/31/2019
East Side Branch - Bridgeport FIC VUONG (Text to phone) 34000081478372 Adult New Fiction Available -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport FIC VUONG (Text to phone) 34000081478380 Adult Fiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport FIC VUONG (Text to phone) 34000081498461 Adult New Fiction Available -
Ansonia Public Library FIC VUONG, OCEAN (Text to phone) 34045120727743 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/23/2019
Bethel Public Library NEW VUONG (Text to phone) 34030142860003 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/30/2019
Brookfield Library F/VUONG (Text to phone) 34029145632104 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/16/2019
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC VUONG (Text to phone) 36937000628991 Adult New Material Checked out 10/30/2019
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC VUONG (Text to phone) 34014141725383 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/27/2019
Chester Public Library VUO (Text to phone) 33210000509824 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/30/2019
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Vietnamese Americans > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Genre: Epistolary fiction.

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