On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuong - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Like the best novels, Vuong’s debut demonstrates what is possible through language. The narrator writes a letter to his mother, with whom he immigrated to America from Vietnam as a young boy. Through his life and the lives of his family he reveals the inescapable momentum and violence of politics, war, and profit, which intertwine with personal ancestry and narrative. Also deeply rooted in his story is the scalding, life-giving force of love, which radiates from Vuong's writing. Like my favorite novels, it left me grateful. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor

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