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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous


Συγγραφέας: Vuong Ocean
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787331501
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 256
Διαστάσεις: 22x3x14
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2019
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2019

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous"

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 epicentre 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 the American moment, immersed as it is in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Vuong Ocean
ISBN: 9781787331501
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 20/06/2019
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 256
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 377 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x3x14 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2019

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