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Viet Thanh Nguyen - The Sympathizer (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.95
SKU B002113
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - War & Military Fiction
  • Published : 2016 (Corsair)
  • ISBN : 9781472151360
  • SKU : B002113
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction 2016.

Its reviews have generally recognized its excellence, and it was named a New York Times Editor's Choice.

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.

"A real page turner, it is a dark comedy about the Vietnam War and especially its aftermath seen from the north in a brilliant narrative style." - Goodreads Review.

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