On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous


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**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** **WINNER OF THE MARK TWAIN AMERICAN VOICE IN LITERATURE AWARD 2020** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2020** Brilliant, heart-breaking, 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 ...

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Jun 30, 2019

Hated it, relentlessly brutal

I have recently read several books on the harrowing struggles of immigrants (that rival the news headlines on the U.S.'s southern border) but despite the beautiful writing and that I cared about the characters, I saw no reason to continue suffering after 30 pages, even though I knew that the author survives and becomes a recognized writer.

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