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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

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"Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. 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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Bristol Library FIC VUO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300054461
Available
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Caledonia Library Association FIC VUO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52135300307734
On holds shelf
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Vuo (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300367276
Checked out
07/20/2021
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Vuong (Text)
Adult Fiction
52116300753648
Available
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Geneva Public Library VUONG (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300982235
Available
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52120300372052
Available
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Lyons Public Library F Vuo (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300542536
Available
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Macedon Public Library FIC VUO (Text)
Adult Fiction
52121300727147
Available
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Mount Morris Library Fic Vuo (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300265128
Available
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Naples Library FIC VUO (Text)
Chadwick Collection
52124300369928
Available
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