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The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The sympathizer
Title
The sympathizer
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Language
eng
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. Viet Thanh Nguyen's astonishing novel takes us inside the mind of this double agent, a man whose lofty ideals necessitate his betrayal of the people closest to him. 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"--Publisher's website
  • The story of a South Vietnamese captain -- a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America -- who returns to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause
Awards note
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
  • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016
  • Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, Mystery Writers of America, 2016
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.G97
LC item number
S96 2015
Literary form
fiction
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
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The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Carrier category code
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Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
The story of a South Vietnamese captain -- a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America -- who returns to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781472151377
Lccn
2015375327
Media category
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Media MARC source
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Media type code
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Stock number
  • BRO-copy20150408-054
  • BRO-cust20150520-117
  • BRO-cust20160610-091
  • BRO-cust20160622-091
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802123459
  • (OCoLC)890615165

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