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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. But, unbeknownst to the general, this captain is an undercover operative for the communists, who instruct him to add his own name to the list and accompany the general to America. As the general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, the captain continues to observe the group, sending coded letters to an old friend who is now a higher-up within the communist administration. Under suspicion, the captain is forced to contemplate terrible acts in order to remain undetected. And when he falls in love, he finds that his lofty ideals clash violently with his loyalties to the people close to him, a contradiction that may prove unresolvable
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2016.
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016.
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409878
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Communists
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
general
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogtaphical references (pages 369-370)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890615165
  • (OCoLC)ocn922157657
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliogtaphical references (pages 369-370)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890615165
  • (OCoLC)ocn922157657

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