4 New from ₹ 1,131.00
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds Paperback – Import, 4 April 2017

4.8 out of 5 stars 485 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from
Paperback, Import
₹ 986.00
click to open popover

Product description


Night Sky With Exit Wounds…startled me with its urgency and its relevance. A eerily sure-footed debut. -- Rupert Thomson, Observer, Books of the Year

Vuong writes with a piercing, dreamlike clarity. -- Tristram Fane Saunders, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition … His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion., New Yorker

Ocean Vuong is one of my auto-buy authors. I keep recommending his Night Sky With Exit Wounds to everyone; I can’t shout loud enough about it… I have quite a complicated relationship with what’s considered "classical poetry" but then someone like Ocean Vuong comes along, and he’s doing something so exciting that you can’t help but get caught up in it. -- Sara Collins, Refinery29

The poetry is a conduit for a life in which violence and delicacy collide… I like the fragility, resilience and the sense that the stories that need telling are hardest to tell – a difficulty Ocean Vuong is courageously minded to overcome. -- Kate Kellaway, Observer

There is a powerful emotional undertow to these poems that springs from Mr Vuong’s sincerity and candour, and from his ability to capture specific moments in rime with photographic clarity and a sense of the evanescence of all earthly things. -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Ocean Vuong is the Walt Whitman of Vietnamese American literature. Lyrical, expansive, sexual, provocative, he sings of the Vietnamese body and of Vietnamese history. -- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Literary Hub

The operatic voice of the book is vulnerable and unpredictable. Some of its strongest poems are also the strangest… It is an impressive, uneven, moving book about painful and important subjects – and is the work of a young poet who might, excitingly, say anything next. -- Jeremy Noel-Tod, The Sunday Times

Many of the poems in this, Vuong’s debut collection, achieve lift-off amid comparable scenes of drama and desperation… This is a book full of promise. -- David Wheatley, Literary Review

Vuong writes in what may be one of the most unfashionable modes of recent decades, in the richly meditative style of Rainer Maria Rilke. And, almost unbelievably, he does so successfully… Vuong’s roomy, cool, risky poems are more than promising, and this is an exciting and compelling book. -- John McAuliffe, Irish Times

About the Author

Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His writings have also been featured in The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. In 2019 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he serves as an Assistant Professor of English at UMass-Amherst. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is his first novel.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.


Product details

  • Item Weight : 115 g
  • Paperback : 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1911214519
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1911214519
  • Dimensions : 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape (4 April 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 485 ratings

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
485 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from India

Reviewed in India on 30 March 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 30 November 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in India on 16 February 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 6 September 2020
review image

Top reviews from other countries

Anna C
5.0 out of 5 stars Not surprised he's winning poetry prizes - brilliant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Marnanel Thurman
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish I understood this
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2018
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
3.0 out of 5 stars Identity poetry that I can't relate to.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 March 2018
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
4.0 out of 5 stars The book is lovely.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 November 2020
Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars True soul of a poet! - authentic modern thought, sensation, and rhythm (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2019
Verified Purchase