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Strut BookClub Reads On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

August 26   7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Let’s Talk Queer Lit! Come get your book on with us! Join us for our August book club meeting!

Join us August 26th at 7:30 PM on the second floor of Strut for some wine, little snacks and great conversations about literature. Please make sure to read the entire book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts.
Don’t forget, folks: we get a discount at Dog Eared Books in the Castro!

About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
Ocean Vuong is the author of the debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, out from Penguin Press (2019) and forthcoming in 12 other languages worldwide. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Questions about the book club or events at Strut? Please contact Baruch Porras Henandez our community events organizer

There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor


August 26
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Baruch Porras Hernandez




Strut, 2nd Floor
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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