The sympathizer / Viet Thanh Nguyen.

By: Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Grove Press, [2015]Distributor: [Berkeley, CA] : Publishers Group West Copyright date: ©2015Description: 393 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0802124941 (pbk); 9780802124944 (pbk)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) -- FictionGenre/Form: Spy stories. | Historical fiction. | Spy fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3614.G97 | S96 2015Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Ficiton | Center for Fiction First Novel Prize | Asian/Pacific American Award for LiteratureSummary: 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.Summary: "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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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.

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Ficiton

Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

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