On Earth we are Briefly Gorgeous
Book for February 2023
The debut novel of the acclaimed young poet. Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, contending with a family history with Vietnam at its centre but speaking of the concerns of the contemporary American moment.
About the AuthorOcean Vuong (born Vương Quốc Vinh, Vietnamese: [vɨəŋ˧ kuək˧˥ viɲ˧]; October 14, 1988) is a Vietnamese American poet, essayist, and novelist. Vuong is a recipient of the 2014 Ruth Lilly/Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a 2016 Whiting Award, and the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize for his poetry. His debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, was published in 2019. He received a MacArthur Grant the same year.