June 2019 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean VuongOn the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel, by Ocean Vuong

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“Alright 2019, this is the novel to beat. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is the rare novel that makes you experience reading in a slightly different way and shows you that, no matter how many books you’ve read, something new and uniquely beautiful can still be found. The novel takes the form of a letter written by the main character, Little Dog, to his mother — an immigrant from Vietnam who cannot read. The power of Vuong’s poetic writing shimmers with every paragraph, and each phrase is a carefully considered, emotional journey. Grappling with themes of identity, sexuality, addiction, violence, and finding your place in a world where you feel you don’t belong, this book already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come.”

Caleb Masters, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC


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