On earth we're briefly gorgeous / Ocean Vuong.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2019.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787331501 (hbk.) :
'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.
242 pages ; 23 cm
Just about justify all the hype a nicely crafted book that addresses modern issues