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An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel AwardShortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2019 New England Book

Author Ocean Vuong

Pages 256

Publisher Penguin

Published Date 2019-06-04

ISBN 0525562036 9780525562030

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Cassie shared a tip "Beautiful written novel, opening our eyes once again to the struggle of the Bui Doi and the inheritance of pain."

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annika_nicolas shared a tip "Very descriptive and detailed. This story started my passion with writing"

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alexandra_montenegro_ shared a tip "I couldn’t get into this book and sadly had to dnf :( just didn’t do it for me"

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annikapral shared a tip "truly a beautiful and heartbreaking book"

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marfa_glazyrina shared a tip "Love love LOVE this book! Every sentence is expertly crafted and deliberate. A must read!"

daya_b shared a tip "Powerful and eye opening"

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whiskyjay shared a tip "stunningly beautiful writing"

lindsayh shared a tip "such beautiful writing! probably the most amount of tabs i’ve ever put in a book <3"

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mackenzie_davis_2780 shared a tip "this book is so vulnerable and raw, such a good read."

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deborah_armstrong shared a tip "However, this depressed the hell out of me. Beautiful narration though"

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ariana_neal_9271 shared a tip "Stunning storytelling, in narration and language. Heartbreaking though."

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matthew_mourning shared a tip "So dizzyingly poetic and, well, gorgeous that you'll find yourself only able to handle short bursts without feeling overwhelmed."

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tiba_h shared a tip "Mmh, the secret history is one of my favorite books!"

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kris_baker_390 shared a tip "The prose is absolutely beautiful and the story is so good! The best book I read last year!!"

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edward_camacho_6564 shared a tip "Beautifully written! Deep and honest"

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jenna_ryan_500 shared a tip "Beautiful, luscious prose"

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alcqueline_dixon-be shared a tip "Yes, this is a quick read. It is also not my normal reading genre. I found it to be just okay. But, a lot of people liked it."

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dani_kim shared a tip "Deeply moving, profound and intimate all at once"

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regina_meier shared a tip "Love love love! Read it in two days!"

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sarah_cox_1996 shared a tip "Beautifully written and insightful. A look into the complex relationship between mother and son."

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