There's nothing new I can add to the conversation around this book. Everyone is right. It's fantastic. This beautifully written novel lives in brilliance. I loved it.
Like floating in a river, reading ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS felt like being held in a cool embrace. One that turns warm the longer you’re held within it. Ocean Vuong’s words and story—poetry—flow gorgeously page to page as the story pulls you between the past and present of a mother and son whose love for each other is timeless. Love. This letter bursts with love. The love that fills these pages has a subtle context that screams and pierces you through the heart. Words soar off the page and splash you with the reminder that you are love, you are loved, and you can love. More than what’s held in your gasp, as you turn each page, this book is truly something you can feel.