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October Book Club: The Sympathizer, A Novel
October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for good conversation and even better company as we discuss this month’s chosen read: The Sympathizer, A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
“The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five 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, 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.” -Amazon editor
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