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The sympathizer

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [Berkeley, CA] : Publishers Group West [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Andrew Carnegie Medal
Spy stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
Romans (teksten)
Spy fiction
Mystery and detective fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 0802123457 9780802123459 1472151372 9781472151377 9780802124944 0802124941 080219169X 9780802191694
OCLC Number: 890615165
Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Asian/Pacific American Award for Adult Fiction, 2016
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016
Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, Mystery Writers of America, 2016
Description: 371 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties  Read more...

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