On earth we're briefly gorgeous
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
'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 epicentre is rooted in Vietnam - and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of
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The son uses the fact that he knows his mother will never read his letters so he is able to be as candid and honest as he needs to be. We learn many painful truths as shares his experiences, pains and first love. It's such a sad story told beautifully about being a child migrant not from any encounter with the police or authors but just the daily living with your "otherness".