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The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The sympathizer
Title
The sympathizer
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 spy novel, an exploration of extreme politics, and a love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and in 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
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Target audience
adult
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-665)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
671 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482624
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2015025376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912382127
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-665)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
671 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482624
Isbn Type
(hardcover : lg. print)
Lccn
2015025376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912382127

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