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Following the success of his T.S. Elliot-prizewinning poetry collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds, Ocean Vuong’s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous was heralded as one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2019 by Publishers Weekly, the LA Times, The Guardian, and many more. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, written as a letter from a son to his mother, is both a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity and a testament to the power of agency over one’s own story. This episode of Lit Cast features Vuong in conversation with San Francisco literary legend Rebecca Solnit, recorded live at Green Apple Books on the Park on June 18, 2019. 

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