The Sympathizer

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Homepage 9781472151360

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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9781472151360
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Corsair
  • : 0.402
  • : November 2015
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : 22.99
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  • : Paperback
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A National BestsellerA New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far (#5)One of Newsday's "10 Books Not to Miss in April"A Publishers Weekly Debut Fiction PickA Library Journal Best Debut of SpringOne of Kirkus Reviews' "10 Novels to Lose Yourself In" and a Must-Read Pick for SpringA Flavorwire Must-Read Book for ApirlShortlisted for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeIt is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a South Vietnamese general is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his captain, drawing up a list of those who will be on the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that the captain is observing and reporting on the group to the Viet Cong. Exploring a life between two worlds, The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam War.

Author description

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in America. His stories have appeared in Best New American Voices, TriQuarterly, Narrative, and the Chicago Tribune and he is the author of the academic book Race and Resistance. He teaches English and American Studies at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.