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Available copies

  • 23 of 30 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Trails Regional. (Show)
  • 0 of 0 copies available at Trails Regional-Technical Services.

Current holds

2 current holds with 30 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barry Lawrence - Cassville Library FIC VUO (Text) 37884102984923 Fiction Available -
Barry Lawrence - Mt. Vernon Library FIC VUO (Text) 37884102984931 Fiction Checked out 12/05/2019
Carthage Public Library FIC Vuong, Ocean (Text) 34MO2001804323 Adult Fiction Available -
Caruthersville Public Library F VUO (Text) 38417100424581 Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F VUO 2019 (Text) 0002205832039 Adult Fiction Available -
Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba 813.6 VUO (Text) 33431000551893 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Doniphan-Ripley - Naylor Library F VUONG (Text) 38421100734114 Adult Fiction Available -
Festus Public Library Fic Vuong (Text) 32017000078831 New Adult Books Checked out 12/05/2019
Howard County Public Library F/Vuo (Text) 34658000209499 Adult New Books Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold F VUONG Ocean (Text) 30061000267951 New Books Checked out 12/01/2019
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Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to amother 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Discrimination > Fiction.
Vietnamese Americans > Fiction.
Genre: Epistolary fiction.

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