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The Sympathizer /

by Nguyen, Viet Thanh [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 393 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780802124944.Subject(s): Vietnamese fiction -- California -- Los Angeles | Soldiers -- Vietnam (Republic) -- Fiction | Communists -- Vietnam (Republic) -- Fiction | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam (Republic) -- Fiction | Spy stories | Historical fiction | Spy fictionAwards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionAwards: Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeAwards: Asian/Pacific American Award for LiteratureAwards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016Summary: Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life in 1975 Los AngelesSummary: "It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today"--Amazon.com
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Includes a new essay and author interview

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life in 1975 Los Angeles

"It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today"--Amazon.com

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Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016

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