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Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Ocean Vuong for On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

*Offsite
Thursday, Apr 22, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

***ONE NIGHT ONLY*** Ocean Vuong will appear live to discuss his debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. This is a one-time event. Join us at: https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/reading-and-q-and-a-with-ocean-vuong/.