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The Sympathizer : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

Label
The Sympathizer : A Novel
Title
The Sympathizer
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Summary
Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2016.
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409878
Cataloging source
MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Sympathizer : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-e1o42g9
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Publication
Control code
9780802191694
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unknown
Extent
384 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780802191694
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
e1o42g9
Label
The Sympathizer : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-e1o42g9
Publication
Control code
9780802191694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
384 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780802191694
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
e1o42g9

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