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Ocean Vuong

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 1st Sep '20

£8.99

** 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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THE TIKTOK SENSATION’A marvel’ Marlon James Brilliant, heart-breaking and highly original, discover Ocean Vuong’s shattering coming of age novel. 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.’Reminded me that every word can be an incantation, and that beauty does hard and important work’ Rebecca Solnit

Additional information

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