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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

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**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**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,...mehr
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Inhalt**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**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 epicentre 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. Asking questions central to the American moment, immersed as it is in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.
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ISBN/GTIN978-1-78733-150-1
ProduktartBuch
EinbandartGebunden
Erscheinungsjahr2019
Erscheinungsdatum04.06.2019
Seiten256 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
MasseBreite 141 mm, Höhe 223 mm, Dicke 27 mm
Gewicht369 g
Artikel-Nr.28931091
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KategorieFiction

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PrologThe New York Times bestselling debut novel from the prize-winning prodigy
Kritik"Everything is beautiful in this debut... Vuong has originality running through his veins, and a good deal of humour and impish charm... This impressive debut hints at even greater things to come." The Times

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Bewertung vom 21.05.2019
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Ocean Vuong writes down the affects of the vietnamese war and his incredibly heartwarming story towards his family in a way no other could. His poetic and melancholic language has blown me away.
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Über den Autor

Ocean Vuong was a Ruth Lilly fellow and winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has received honours and awards from Poets House and the Academy of American Poets. Night Sky with Exit Wounds won the 2016 Whiting Award in the States, and the 2017 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK. He teaches at Amherst College, Massachusetts.

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