The Resource The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The sympathizer
Title
The sympathizer
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Creator
Author
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 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
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction : Winner, 2016.
  • Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction (US) : Shortlist, 2016.
  • International Dublin Literary Award : Shortlist, 2017.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
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Carrier category
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16120781
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
371 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472151360
Lccn
2015375327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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