On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous



On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous Poet Ocean Vuong s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and 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 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 Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are 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. Download On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous By Ocean Vuong – oldtimertips.us

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous
  • Ocean Vuong
  • English
  • 24 March 2017
  • 0525562028

10 thoughts on “On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous

  1. Angela M says:

    This is such a beautiful book title and it was the title that drew me to read the description and request a copy of it Not only is the title beautiful, but much of the writing here is as well It s described as literary fiction, but a brief look at Ocean Vuong s bio after I read this book made the biographical nature of the story striking This letter from a young Vietnamese immigrant to his mother who doesn t know how to read is raw, impactful, achingly sad, painful to read It is filled with This is such a beautiful book title and it was the title t...

  2. Celeste Ng says:

    ON EARTH WE RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS will be described rightly as luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary But the word I keep circling back to is raw that s how powerful the emotions here are, and how you ll feel after reading...

  3. anna (readingpeaches) says:

    i want to tattoo on earth we re briefly gorgeous on my ribs but it s cool i m cool abt this book Blog Twitter Instagram Bloglovin Reads Rainbow

  4. Jeff Zentner says:

    Thank you to Penguin for an advance copy of this book Sometimes you think you know well the geography of the land of words and language Then, a book takes you by the hand and says look And it shows you soaring mountains, crystalline waterfalls, and golden meadows you d never before seen You see your world in a whole new way This is that book This book packs an unfathomable amount of terrible, haunting beauty wisdom love sensuality and living and dying into its urgent 242 pages But mak Thank you to Penguin for an advance copy of this book Sometimes you think you know well the geography of the land of words and language Then, a book takes you by the hand and says look And it shows you soaring mountains, crystalline waterfalls, and golden meadows you d never before seen You see your world in a whole new way This is that book This book packs an unfathomable amount of terrible, haunting beauty wisdom love sensuality and living and dying into its urgent 242 pages But make no mistake it is not a quick read You will find yourself dwelling on single lines, running your fingers along them in wonder of their craft On every page, Ocean Vuong turns you inside out to show you how your heart is stitched together turns the fabric of humankind inside out to show you how it s stitched together Reading some books feels like staring into ...

  5. Trish says:

    This work is called a novel but it is a ball of flame tossed into a dark night, blinding, brilliant, searing Who knows if it is poetry or novel or memoir the language fills the mouth and is saturated with truth We recognize it We ve tasted it We are pained by it It still hurts.Something here is reminiscent of the epic poetry of Homer Life s brutality, man s frailty, the odyssey, the clash of civilizations, the incomparable language undeniably capturing human experience, these things make This work is called a novel but it is a ball of flame tossed into a dark night, blinding, brilliant, searing Who knows if it is poetry or novel or memoir the language fills the mouth and is saturated with truth We recognize it We ve tasted it We are pained by it It still hurts.Something here is reminiscent of the epic poetry of Homer Life s brutality, man s frailty, the odyssey, the clash of civilizations, the incomparable language undeniably capturing human experience, these things make Vuong someone w...

  6. Jaclyn Crupi says:

    There is something magical that can happen when a poet turns to prose This is a beautiful, raw and powerful letter of love from a son to his illiterate mother It all comes back to love and survival but Vuong...

  7. Josh Hereth says:

    I know, I know, it s incredibly overdue, but trust me, you want to savor every single word of this book Literally the best kick off for 2019 All parts beauty and a work on identity Much like Alexander Chee, ON EARTH WE RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS portrays incredible amounts of terrible, haunting ima...

  8. Tyler Goodson says:

    Ocean Vuong s novel is an exercise in recovery Or, as Little Dog puts it, relief, through extravagant spectacle The spectacle here is Vuong s language, his stories, his sentences As Little Dog traces the history of his mother, her mother, and their escape from Vietnam, he traces their history as outsiders Little Dog is himself an outsider, queer and Vietnamese, and his story, of family, sex, love, and a million other things, is thrilling to read because it is true it contains the violence Ocean Vuong s novel is an exercise in recovery Or, as Little Dog...

  9. Jillian Doherty says:

    I wish there was 10 stars to give I wanted to write this review as soon as I finished, to hold on to it a little longer To be able to share the brutally kind emotional saturation it bestows upon you To remember the feel of his story telling to properly share an accurate review but, amazingly it s power fully robs you I just had to sit here for a minute, decompress I don t remember the last time I read something that made my eyes prickle on the edge of weeping, or how each time I d take i I wish there was 10 stars to give I wanted to write this review as soon as I finished, to hold on to it a little longer To be able to share the brutally kind emotional saturation it bestows upon you To remember the feel of his story telling to properly share an accurate review but,...

  10. Sara Snyder says:

    Thanks to a friend, I was able to get my hands on an advance readers edition of this book I ve never read Ocean Vuong s poetry before but WOW, this was beautiful This uniquely written love letter left me feeling a lot of emotion It was tender and intimate It made me think about our flaws as human beings and self compassion in which so many of us lack Since one of my goals in 2019 is to choosecomplex and interesting reads, this book definitely fit the bill I d highly recommend this fo Thanks to a friend, I was able to get my hands on an advance readers edition of this book I ve never read Ocean Vuong s poetry before but WOW, this was beautiful ...

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