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    A new Ocean Vuong novel is coming next summer.

    James Folta

    April 16, 2024, 10:56am

    Ocean Vuong has a new novel set to be published in June 2025, as announced on Publishers Marketplace and Vuong’s Instagram.

    The Emperor of Gladness is Vuong’s second novel, and “follows a year in the life of a wayward young man in New England who, by chance, becomes the caretaker for an 82-year-old widow living with dementia, powering a story of friendship, loss, and how much we’re willing to risk to claim one of life’s most treasured mercies: a second chance.”

    Mark your calendar! And while you wait, you might read Vuong’s debut, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, as well as the 10 books that Vuong said made the book possible.

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