Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Paperback)

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I don't often read whole collections of poetry. It is a writing form I love, but one which often disappoints me after I've read more than a selection or two from an author. This poetry, though, kept pulling me along. Ocean Vuong's words would NOT let me go. How could a 27 year-old gay, Vietnamese-born immigrant speak directly to the heart of a 68 year-old, straight, Iowa-born Boomer woman about what it is like to be all the things she is not? How could he make her care so deeply? Read his words and see. Read 'em and weep, laugh, marvel.



A haunting debut that is simultaneously dreamlike and visceral, vulnerable and redemptive, and risks the painful rewards of emotional honesty.

About the Author

Ocean Vuong: Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781556594953
ISBN-10: 155659495X
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 70
Language: English