Sign In Forgot Password

DN Young Professionals' February 2020 Book Club

Saturday, February 1, 2020 6 Shevat 5780

12:45 PM - 2:45 PMLocation TBA

DNYP Book Club Lunch

Join the DNYP book club for a lunchtime discussion of:

Ocean Vuong's ON EARTH WE'RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS

Lunch and discussion will take place at 77th and West End.
Address to be provided upon registration.

Registration will be capped, and there will be a waitlist for a potential second lunch group. 

Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter 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. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently at capacity for our first hosts' table. Don't despair! Sign up, and once we reach a healthy number, we will set up and confirm a second lunch group. We will send out an email to those on the wait list once a second group is confirmed. 

Share Print Save To My Calendar
Tue, August 11 2020 21 Av 5780