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The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The sympathizer
Title
The sympathizer
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.G97
LC item number
.S96 2015
Literary form
fiction
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Includes a new essay and author interview
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922157657
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922157657
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Includes a new essay and author interview
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922157657
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922157657

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