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The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The sympathizer
Title
The sympathizer
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles
Theme
Storyline
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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
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
  • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
  • Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
  • Pulitzer Prize for 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
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3614.G97
  • PS3614.G97
LC item number
  • .S96 2015b
  • .S96 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnamese fiction
  • Soldiers
  • Communists
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Spy fiction
  • Communists
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnamese fiction
  • California
  • Vietnam (Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Includes a new essay and author interview: Our Vietnam War never ended /by Viet Thanh Nguyen; Viet Thanh Nguyen : anger in the Asian American novel / by Paul Tran
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
ocn922157657
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922157657
Label
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Includes a new essay and author interview: Our Vietnam War never ended /by Viet Thanh Nguyen; Viet Thanh Nguyen : anger in the Asian American novel / by Paul Tran
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
ocn922157657
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780802124944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922157657

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