On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

£8.99

A heartbreaking novel of pure beauty

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9781529110685

Published September 2020

256 pages

Description

** 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.

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. ‘A masterpiece’ Max Porter’Luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary’ Celeste Ng

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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm