Penguin Press



On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Disarmingly frank, raw in subject matter but polished in style and language, this debut reveals the strengths and limitations of human connection.

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Review of ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’

Poet Ocean Vuong’s highly anticipated debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, takes the form of a letter from a young writer to his illiterate mother. The writer, who goes by the nickname Little Dog and whose life bears a strong resemblance to Vuong’s own, is the first of his family to go to college.…

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