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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. Viet Thanh Nguyen's astonishing novel takes us inside the mind of this double agent, a man whose lofty ideals necessitate his betrayal of the people closest to him. 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"--Publisher's website
Awards note
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
  • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016
  • Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, Mystery Writers of America, 2016
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Soldiers
  • Communists
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • Communists
  • Vietnam (Republic)
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1913290
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Lccn
2015375327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802124944
  • (OCoLC)890615165
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1913290
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Lccn
2015375327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802124944
  • (OCoLC)890615165

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