On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A NovelBook - 2019
From Library Staff
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 par... Read More »
A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read, a letter that unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam.
SFPL_ReadersAdvisory Sep 24, 2019
A title which brought Alexander Chee to tears.
SFPL_ReadersAdvisory Jul 05, 2019
A young man writes a letter to his illiterate mother in an attempt to make sense of his traumatic beginnings. A raw and incandescently written foray into fiction by one of our most gifted poets.