The Sympathizer
  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Release Date : 02 April 2015
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9780802191694
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Book excerpt: Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction “[A] remarkable debut novel”—Philip Caputo, New York Times Book Review (cover review) The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The Sympathizer is one of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Vladimir Nabokov, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who comes to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping spy novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction “[A] remarkable debut novel”—Philip Caputo, New York Times Book Review (cover review) The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as ...

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Hachette UK
Genre : Fiction
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*** WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016*** WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL 2016 WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION 2016 'A fierce novel written in a refreshingly high style and charged with intelligent rage' Financial Times It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At ...

The Committed

The Committed

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Grove Press
Genre : Fiction
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The long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide, The Committed follows the man of two minds as he arrives in Paris in the early 1980s with his blood brother Bon. The pair try to overcome their pasts and ensure their ...

Nothing Ever Dies

Nothing Ever Dies

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : History
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Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans ...

The Refugees

The Refugees

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Refugees is the second piece of fiction from a powerful voice in American letters, praised as “beautiful and heartrending” (Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker), “terrific” (Chicago Tribune), and “an important and incisive book” (Washington Post) Published ...

A Separation

A Separation

Author : Katie Kitamura
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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A PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club Pick A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Refinery29, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, NYLON, BookRiot. “Kitamura’s prose ...

The Headmaster s Wager

The Headmaster s Wager

Author : Vincent Lam
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Genre : Fiction
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From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive ...

Race and Resistance

Race and Resistance

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals need to examine their own assumptions about race, culture and politics, and makes his case through the example of literature....

Summary and Analysis of The Sympathizer

Summary and Analysis of The Sympathizer

Author : Worth Books
Publisher : Open Road Media
Genre : Literary Criticism
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Sympathizer tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Viet Thanh Nguyen’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to ...

Chicken of the Sea

Chicken of the Sea

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : McSweeney's
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A band of intrepid chickens leave behind the boredom of farm life, joining the crew of the pirate ship Pitiless to seek fortune and glory on the high seas. Led by a grizzled captain into the territory of the Dog Knights, they soon learn what it means to be courageous, ...

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Author : Bob Shacochis
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Genre : Fiction
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Pulitzer Prize finalist: “A soaring literary epic about the forces that have driven us to the 9/11 age . . . relentlessly captivating” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). When humanitarian lawyer Tom Harrington travels to Haiti to investigate the murder of a beautiful photojournalist, he is confronted with a dangerous landscape riddled with poverty, ...

The Displaced

The Displaced

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher : Abrams
Genre : Social Science
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“Powerful and deeply moving personal stories about the physical and emotional toll one endures when forced out of one’s homeland.” —PBS Online In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed ...

Lights On  Rats Out

Lights On Rats Out

Author : Cree LeFavour
Publisher : Grove Press
Genre : Psychology
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“A harrowing, beautiful, searching, and deeply literary memoir. In these pages, we watch Cree LeFavour evolve from a wounded (and wounding) lost girl to a woman who can at last regard her existence with a modicum of mercy and forgiveness...a story of true self-salvation and transformation.”—Elizabeth Gilbert As ...