The Sympathizer
Score: 4.5
From 394 Ratings

The Sympathizer


  • Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 2548749 Bytes


Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction “[A] remarkable debut novel . . . [Nguyen] brings a distinctive perspective to the war and its aftermath. His book fills a void in the literature, giving voice to the previously voiceless . . . The nameless protagonist-narrator, a memorable character despite his anonymity, is an Americanized Vietnamese with a divided heart and mind. Nguyen’s skill in portraying this sort of ambivalent personality compares favorably with masters like Conrad, Greene, and le Carré. . . . Both thriller and social satire. . . . In its final chapters, The Sympathizer becomes an absurdist ...

Manhattan Beach
Score: 4
From 818 Ratings

Manhattan Beach


  • Author: Jennifer Egan
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 8566782 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable BookWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionThe daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY, and Time Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers...

The Sympathizer
Score: 3.5
From 1,401 Ratings

The Sympathizer


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802191694


The Sympathizer Book Description :

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction “[A] remarkable debut novel . . . [Nguyen] brings a distinctive perspective to the war and its aftermath. His book fills a void in the literature, giving voice to the previously voiceless . . . The nameless protagonist-narrator, a memorable character despite his anonymity, is an Americanized Vietnamese with a divided heart and mind. Nguyen’s skill in portraying this sort of ambivalent personality compares favorably with masters like Conrad, Greene, and le Carré. . . . Both thriller and social satire. . . . In its final chapters, The Sympathizer becomes an absurdist tour de force that...

The Sympathizer
Score: 3.5
From 1,400 Ratings

The Sympathizer


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802124941


The Sympathizer 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 espionage novel,The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today....

The Sympathizer
Score: 3.5
From 1,400 Ratings

The Sympathizer


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1410482626


The Sympathizer Book Description :

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, "The Sympathizer" is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. 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 m...

The Sympathizer  a Guide for Book Clubs

The Sympathizer a Guide for Book Clubs


  • Author : Kathryn Cope
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1533335109


The Sympathizer a Guide for Book Clubs Book Description :

Whether you are a member of a reading group or a solitary reader, this clear and concise guide to 'The Sympathizer' will greatly enhance your reading experience.A comprehensive guide to Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this study aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty-two thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended reading and even a quick quiz.For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a richly complex text....

Summary and Analysis of The Sympathizer

Summary and Analysis of The Sympathizer


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504044806


Summary and Analysis of The Sympathizer Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Sympathizer tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Viet Thanh Nguyen’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Sympathizer includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book depicts the secret life of an unnamed Vietnamese man, grappling with various identities...

Nothing Ever Dies
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Nothing Ever Dies


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674660342


Nothing Ever Dies Book Description :

Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese....

Race and Resistance

Race and Resistance


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-03-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190287238


Race and Resistance Book Description :

In Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America, Viet Nguyen argues that Asian American intellectuals have idealized Asian America, ignoring its saturation with capitalist practices. This idealization of Asian America means that Asian American intellectuals can neither grapple with their culture's ideological diversity nor recognize their own involvement with capitalist practices such as the selling of racial identity. Making his case through the example of literature, which remains a critical arena of cultural production for Asian Americans, Nguyen demonstrates that literature embodies the complexities, conflicts, and potential future options of Asian American culture....

The Committed

The Committed


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Corsair
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1472152506


The Committed Book Description :

The long-awaited new novel from one of America's most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in physical danger, but still inwardly tortured by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, and struggling to assimilate into a dominant culture, the Sympathizer is both charmed and disturbed by Paris. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals and politicians who frequent dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese "aunt," he finds not just stimulation for his mind but also custom...

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer


  • Author : Michael David
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-02-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9798611486603


The Sympathizer Book Description :

ou are stronger than you think: Never give in at all costs - Inspirational Journal for Women and Girls of all agesTake notes, practice your creative writing, write down your to-do-lists or simply enjoy journaling with your new inspirational journal with motivational quotes for every day. Perfect Size: 6x 9 Inches With Lots of Space to Write and Take Notes, Write Your To-Do-Lists and Practice Your Creative WritingEvery Page Includes an Inspirational and Motivational Quote120 Pages of High Quality Lined White PaperBeautiful and Trendy Cover Design with Elegant FinishGreat for Christmas Gifts for Women of All AgesGreat for Any Occasion Gifts for WomenGreat for Birthday Gifts for WomenGreat for Journaling and to Practice Your Creative WritingGreat Inspir...

The Refugees
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Refugees


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802189356


The Refugees Book Description :

From the author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Refugees is the second piece of fiction from a powerful voice in American letters, praised as “beautiful and heartrending” (Joyce Carol Oates, New Yorker), “terrific” (Chicago Tribune), and “an important and incisive book” (Washington Post) Published in hardcover to astounding acclaim, The Refugees is the remarkable debut collection of short stories by Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Sympathizer. In these powerful stories, written over a period of twenty years and set in both Vietnam and America, Nguyen paints a vivid portrait of the experiences of people leading lives between two worlds, the adopted ho...