On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong


Ollie says: 

The much-anticipated debut novel from 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize winner Ocean Vuong had an awful lot to live up to, and still it somehow soars above all expectations. Vuong’s delicate whisper magic will make everything else you’re reading right now feel drab by comparison. Savour every page.

“Do you remember the happiest day of your life? What about the saddest? Do you ever wonder if sadness and happiness can be combined, to make a deep purple feeling, not good, not bad, but remarkable simply because you didn’t have to live on one side or the other?”

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‘A marvel’ Marlon James

This 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. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family’s struggle to forge a new future. And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog’s life his mother has never known – episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion – all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation.

‘A masterpiece’ Max Porter

‘Luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary’ Celeste Ng

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Weight 0.181 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 12.9 cm