On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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Told in the form of a letter from a son to his illiterate Vietnamese mother, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a mixture of an immigrant novel, a coming of age story and a piece of autofiction. Written in stunning prose by breakout poet Ocean Vuong, the story exposes the struggles that pave the road to ‘becoming’ an American. It’s about intergenerational trauma, the unutterably sad opioid epidemic, masculinity, homosexuality, violence and America’s class system. It’s unflinching and beautiful and, quite honestly, one of the most affecting books we’ve ever read.

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    You can purchase as many of the add-on books as you like. Other titles in our 'Best of 2019' list are Fleishman Is In Trouble and The Yield.