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Thorndike Library, College of the Atlantic PS 3622 .U96 O52 2019 35105001086186 Main Collection Checked out 11/21/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780525562023
  • ISBN: 0525562028
  • ISBN: 9780525562030
  • Physical Description: print
    246 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.

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"On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from ... Read More
Subject: Vietnamese Americans Fiction
Adult child abuse victims Fiction
Coming out (Sexual orientation) Fiction
Children of prostitutes Fiction
Schizophrenics Family relationships Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Discrimination Fiction
FICTION / Literary
FICTION / Cultural Heritage
FICTION / Coming of Age
Schizophrenics Family relationships
Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Children of prostitutes
Adult child abuse victims
Mothers and sons
Vietnamese Americans
Vietnamese Americans Fiction
Mother-son relationship Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Gay fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Gay fiction.
Summary: "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 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."--
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