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The sympathizer
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Published:
New York : Grove Press, c2015.
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28 copies, 39 people are on the wait list.
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Description
One of 2015’s most highly acclaimed debuts, The Sympathizer is a Vietnam War novel unlike any other. The narrator, one of the most arresting of recent fiction, is a man of two minds and divided loyalties, a half-French half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent living in America after the end of the war.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. But, unbeknownst to the general, this captain is an undercover operative for the communists, who instruct him to add his own name to the list and accompany the general to America. As the general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, the captain continues to observe the group, sending coded letters to an old friend who is now a higher-up within the communist administration. Under suspicion, the captain is forced to contemplate terrible acts in order to remain undetected. And when he falls in love, he finds that his lofty ideals clash violently with his loyalties to the people close to him, a contradiction that may prove unresolvable.A gripping spy novel, a moving story of love and friendship, and a layered portrayal of a young man drawn into extreme politics,The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.
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Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
371 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802124944, 9780802123459, 0802123457

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Description
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Nguyen, V. T. (2015). The sympathizer. First edition. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971-. 2015. The Sympathizer. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971-, The Sympathizer. New York: Grove Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Sympathizer. First edition. New York: Grove Press, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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