The Sympathizer: A Novel

The Sympathizer: A Novel

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon,… (more)

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Nguyen’s novel works to disorient, or reorient, audiences who have identified with a master narrative that has long gone unquestioned or disputed.

“The Sympathizer” becomes an absurdist tour de force that might have been written by a Kafka or Genet.


Book Details  


Publisher: Grove Press (April 02, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780802124944

Page count: 384 pages

Language: English

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016 winner, Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 2016 winner, Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction 2016 winner, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 2015 winner


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