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. Read On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 246 pages
  • On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous
  • Ocean Vuong
  • English
  • 16 February 2018
  • 0525562028

10 thoughts on “On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous

  1. Roxane says:

    Ocean is a brilliant writer and I am a fan of his work I even published him once in PANK It has been thrilling to watch him soar The prose in this novel is sublime The way he writes is just exquisite He writes the body so well He writes about the complicated relationship between a mother and son with real tenderness, with compelling honesty He writes sex better than almost anyone out there There are so many lines that gutted me or exhilarated me or stunned me I wanted to sit with each Ocean is a brilliant writer and I am a fan of his work I even published him once in PANK It has been thrilling to watch him soar The prose in this novel is sublime The way he writes is just exquisite He writes the body so well He writes about the complicated relationship between a mother and son with real tenderness, with compelling honesty He writes sex better than almost anyone out there There are so many lines that gutted me or exhilarated me or stunned me I wanted to sit with each line and just feel it as deeply as I could The intimacy of the novel as a letter between a son and mother was poignant That said, I just didn t fall in love with this book The prose was, perhaps, too beautiful, too resonant, without enough ...

  2. Emily May says:

    All freedom is relative you know too well and sometimes it s no freedom at all, but simply the cage widening far away from you, the bars abstracted with distance but still there, as when they free wild animals into nature preserves only to contain them yet again by larger borders But I took it anyway, that widening4 1 2 stars Stunning.On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous is quite a book It is not surprising that the au...

  3. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    Dear Ma , within the narrator s head or it might have been his heart the name begins tolling, very much like a bell, I am writing to reach you even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are And although he knows his mother is illiterate her education capped at the age of 5 after a napalm raid destroyed her schoolhouse in Vietnam and thus, all his hours and pain will be folded in paper and put away, the words kept tumbling out, catching fire as they went.He is Little Dear Ma , within the narrator s head or it might have been his heart the name begins tolling, very much like a bell, I am writing to reach you even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are And although he knows his mother is illiterate her education capped at the age of 5 after a napalm raid destroyed her schoolhouse in Vietnam and thus, all his hours and pain will be folded in paper and put away, the words kept tumbling out, catching fire as they wen...

  4. Ron Charles says:

    May 31 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman s birth, and the best present we could possibly receive is Ocean Vuong s debut novel, On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous The connection between the Good Gray Poet and this young Vietnamese immigrant may seem tenuous, but with his radical approach to form and his daring mix of personal reflection, historical recollection and sexual exploration, Vuong is surely a literary descendant of the author of Leaves of Grass Emerging from the most margin May 31 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman s birth, and the best present we could possibly receive is Ocean Vuong s debut novel, On Earth We re Brief...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 that drew me ...

  7. jessica says:

    all this time i told myself we were born from war, but I was wrong we were born from beauty let no one mistake us for the fruit of violence but that violence, having passed through the fruit, failed to spoil itwow i am stunned in a debut novel where prose so elegantly meets verse, a work of beauty is created and the world is a better place because of it i randomly came across this video probably one of the most genuine interviews i have ever seen and i immediately fell in love wiall this time i told myself we were born from war, but I was wrong we were born from beauty let no one mistake us for the fruit of violence but that violence, having passed through the fruit, failed to spoil itwow i am stunned in a debut novel where prose so elegantly meets verse, a work of beauty is created and the world is a better place because of it i randomly came across this video probably one of the most genuine interviews i have ever seen and i immediately fell in love with the delicate, but intentional, way ocean vuong creates words the emotive gentleness with which he speaks is exactly how he writes and is a tremendous asset to his first novel i will say that i found myself drawn to thestraightforward sections of story, the parts that explore the main characters family history, trauma, and identity but the introspective parts that arefreeform and challenge the traditional n...

  8. Thomas says:

    I am out here stanning the success of Ocean Vuong s debut novel As a fellow queer Vietnamese American, it feels so amazing to see someone with my same ethnic and queer identities breaking through in the literary world and so sad that we have to fight so hard for our voices to be heard This book took me on a scattershot, beautiful emotional journey It felt less like reading a novel andlike reading tender, poignant passages about several connected moments our narrator Little Dog accide I am out here stanning the success of Ocean Vuong s debut novel As a fellow queer Vietnamese Am...

  9. Jen says:

    With a title like this, an author whose name is Ocean and the remarkable reviews, I thought this would surely be a great one Little Dog writes to his mother in such a raw emotional and passionate way He reflects on his life in his 20 s the relationship with his mother who abused him at the same time suffering from her own mentalIllness having survived the Vietnam war his own journey through sexual exploration of his own orientation to finding himself and the relationships he s had with fam With a title like this, an author whose name is Ocean and the remarkable reviews, I thought this would surely be ...

  10. Michael says:

    Thoughtful and tender, On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous meditates on the powers of storytelling The autobiographical novel s framed as a letter from a queer Vietnamese son, Little Dog, to his illiterate single mother, Rose Across three expansive parts Little Dog reflects on his turbulent youth spent in Hartford, Connecticut, and hopes that the act of remembering family history through writing might heal longstanding wounds and bring parent and chil...

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