On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
“You once told me the human eye is god’s loneliest creation. How so much of the world passes through the pupil and still it holds nothing. The eye, alone in its socket, doesn’t even know there’s another one, just like it, an inch away, just as hungry, as empty.”
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to his illiterate mother. Written when the narrator, Little Dog, is in his twenties, the letter brings to light 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 it leading to an unforgettable revelation.
|Ocean Vuong by Tom Hines|