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