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PeriodicalLarge Print Book
Author Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

Title On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel / Ocean Vuong.

Publication Info. [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield at the Atrium  L-P VUONG, O.    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Large Print Materials  LP FIC VUONG, O    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Large Print Materials  LARGE PRINT F VUONG, OCEAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Large Print Materials  LT F VUONG OCEAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Large Print Materials  LT F VUONG OCEAN    Check Shelf
Edition First large print edition.
Description 351 pages (large print) ; 21 cm
Physical Medium large print rdafs
Summary 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 epicenter 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 our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, this book is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.
Subject Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Discrimination -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Discrimination. (OCoLC)fst00894985
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Mothers and sons. (OCoLC)fst01027007
Vietnamese Americans. (OCoLC)fst01166663
Genre/Form Large type books.
Epistolary fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726597
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Epistolary fiction.
Added Title On Earth we are briefly gorgeous
ISBN 9780593104293 (large print ; paperback)
0593104293 (large print ; paperback)
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