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The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Grove Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, compared by critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell,The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity, politics, and America, wrought in electric prose. The narrator, a Vietnamese army captain, is a man of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in America after the end of the Vietnam War. A powerful story of love and friendship, and a gripping...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / War & Military
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.19 x 8.3 x 1.18 Inches
Book Weight:0.88 Pounds
Author Biography
Nguyen, Viet Thanh (Author)
Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Ban Me Thuot, Viet Nam. In 1975, he came to the United States as a refugee with his family. He received degrees in English and ethnic studies from the University of California Berkeley. After receiving a Ph.D. in English from Berkeley, he began teaching at the University of Southern California and has been there ever since. He is an associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity.

He is the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. The novel The Sympathizer won the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Fiction, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His latsest novel is The Refugees. He co-edited Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field with Janet Hoskins.


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