On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 1st Sep '20


** 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 JamesThis is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.

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** Sunday Times Bestseller ** Brilliant, heart-breaking and highly original, TikTok has fallen in love with Ocean Vuong’s shattering portrait of a family. 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. 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 marvel’ Marlon James ‘Luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary’ Celeste Ng

Additional information

Weight 0.181 kg
Dimensions 16 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 256