July Book Club - “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2015).
For the July 18, 2016 Book Club meeting, we will read The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Place: Solana Beach - email email@example.com for directions.
Facilitator: Loreen unless we have another volunteer
Optional: Bring food or drink to share.
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.