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Ocean Vuong ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS First Edition Signed
Ocean Vuong ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS First Edition Signed

Ocean Vuong ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS First Edition Signed

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First edition first print hardback published by Jonathan Cape in 2019. Signed by Ocean Vuong on the title page.
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First edition first print hardback of ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by Ocean Vuong and published by Jonathan Cape in 2019. Signed by Ocean Vuong on the title page. Full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2.

The book is in as new condition (red cloth boards with black lettering to spine). The book is in a fine unclipped dust jacket which is protected in an archival sleeve. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears or other inscriptions.

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, TS Eliot Prize for Poetry winner for 'Night Sky With Exit Wounds', 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.


242 pages.

ISBN: 9781787331501

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  • Condition:
    Used
  • Product Code:
    12851
  • Weight:
    0.52kg