The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen


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 man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause.

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016

Winner of The Edgar Award for Best First Novel 2016

Winner of The Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2016

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 512 Pages
Imprint: Corsair
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9781472154910


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