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Publisher Description

Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2016

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 man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
FC
Francois Chau
LENGTH
13:54
hr min
RELEASED
2014
December 28
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
677.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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Simply Mesmerizing

Funny, tragic, profound, unique & entirely distinct. Captivating plot entertains, inspires & informs on Americana, war & the human spirit. This is a literary prototype.

St Rae ,

The narrator didn't work for me

This is a fascinating book but I couldn't get past the monotone narrator. I ended up finishing it in book form, where I better experienced how engaging the story is and the beauty of its language.

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