Ocean Vuong grew up in a Hartford that many of us don’t pay attention to. His family emigrated from Vietnam when he was two years old, and he came to know the area through the nail salons and tobacco fields where he and his mother worked. All the while, they struggled to create joy for themselves in the context of xenophobia, racism, and trauma from an American-led war that still weaves itself into our ways of knowing and living. His first novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous , documents an American story that’s often erased — that of immigrant, war-torn, non-white, working-class life.
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