Format:
Book
Author:
Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971- author.
Title:
The sympathizer / Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Grove Press, [2015]
[Berkeley, CA] : Publishers Group West
©2015
Description:
393 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
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.
Subjects:
Vietnam War (1961-1975).
1961-1975
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.
Communists.
Soldiers.
Vietnamese fiction.
California -- Los Angeles.
Vietnam (Republic).
Genre:
Fiction.
Spy stories.
Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.
Notes:
Includes a new essay and author interview.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016
ISBN:
9780802124944
0802124941
9780802124944 : PAP
0802124941 : PAP
Other Number:
922157657
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
297509
Call Number:
NGU
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
2
# System items in:
2