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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel
Other title(s):
On Earth we are briefly gorgeous
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
Physical Description:
246 pages ; 22 cm
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Vietnamese Americans -- Fiction.

Adult child abuse victims -- Fiction.

Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction.

Children of prostitutes -- Fiction.

Schizophrenics -- Family relationships -- Fiction.

Mothers and sons -- Fiction.

Discrimination -- Fiction.