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The Sympathizer

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best First Book
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
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.

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 1-4721-5173-9 / 978-1-4721-5173-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sympathizer (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 1-4104-8262-6 / 978-1-4104-8262-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 0-8021-2345-7 / 978-0-8021-2345-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 0-8021-2494-1 / 978-0-8021-2494-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 1-4721-5136-4 / 978-1-4721-5136-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 1-4721-5137-2 / 978-1-4721-5137-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Sympathizer: A Novel
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN: 1-5436-1802-2 / 978-1-5436-1802-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sympathizer: A Novel
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sympathizer: A Novel
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sympathizer
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Author(s): Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA