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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous By Ocean Vuong (Paperback)

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous By Ocean Vuong (Paperback)

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Prepare to be amazed, for Ocean Vuong's novel is nothing short of a marvel. With a heart-breaking yet highly original narrative, this is a coming-of-age story that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Step into the world of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous," a poignant letter from a son to a mother who, tragically, cannot read. The letter, penned by the speaker known as Little Dog, unfolds when he is in his late twenties, unveiling a tapestry of his family's history that predates his own existence. It's a story woven with threads of Vietnam, the enduring scars of war, and the relentless struggle his family undertakes to carve a new destiny.

Through these words, a portal opens to corners of Little Dog's life that his mother has never glimpsed. It reveals moments of confusion, fear, and intense passion. The journey takes you closer and closer to a revelation that will etch itself into your memory forever.

Marlon James' praise for this work is testament to its brilliance, and it's easy to see why. Ocean Vuong's writing possesses an almost magical quality, reminding us that every word has the power of an incantation. This novel demonstrates that beauty can undertake the weighty task of addressing profound and crucial matters. And in the words of Rebecca Solnit, it's a reminder that beauty, even when dealing with the hardest of truths, is a force of transformative importance.

Prepare to be swept away by the depth of emotions, the power of storytelling, and the sheer beauty of "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous." Ocean Vuong's narrative mastery will envelop you, leaving an indelible impression on your heart and mind.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529110688
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529110685
Ocean Vuong is a literary luminary whose words have etched themselves into the fabric of contemporary literature. Renowned for his evocative and poignant creations, Vuong's artistry has resonated deeply with readers around the globe.

At the heart of his literary repertoire lies the critically acclaimed poetry collection "Night Sky with Exit Wounds." This collection serves as a testament to Vuong's ability to wield language with exquisite precision, painting vivid landscapes of emotion and experience that linger in the mind long after the last page is turned.

Vuong's literary prowess extends beyond poetry, as demonstrated by his New York Times bestselling novel, "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous." This remarkable work showcases his narrative dexterity, offering readers a glimpse into his masterful storytelling ability. With every carefully chosen word, Vuong weaves a tapestry of human connection, vulnerability, and introspection.

His contributions to the world of literature have garnered a cascade of accolades, including the prestigious 2019 MacArthur "Genius" Grant. This recognition stands as a testament to his unique and transformative voice, which has the power to inspire, challenge, and provoke thought.

Vuong's literary journey is further illuminated by the radiant glow of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize, both of which underscore his exceptional contributions to the written word. These honors reflect the impact of his words, which have the ability to touch hearts and minds on a profound level.

His writings have graced the pages of esteemed publications such as The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Each piece carries the indelible imprint of Vuong's distinctive voice, inviting readers to traverse landscapes of emotion and insight.

Born in the vibrant city of Saigon, Vietnam, Vuong's roots have infused his work with a rich tapestry of cultural influences and perspectives. As he currently resides in the tranquil embrace of Northampton, Massachusetts, his creativity continues to flourish and evolve, guided by the ever-changing currents of life.

Ocean Vuong's literary odyssey is a testament to the enduring power of words. His ability to craft narratives that bridge the gap between heart and mind, past and present, speaks to his status as a true literary luminary. Through poetry and prose alike, Vuong leaves an indelible mark on the literary landscape, inviting readers to embark on journeys of introspection, empathy, and understanding.

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