Written as a postwar confessional, this novel begins with its nameless protagonist, a highly placed young aide to a general in the South Vietnamese army, recalling how he finalized the details of escape before the fall of Saigon. But our hero is a double agent, a communist sympathizer who will continue to feed information to the North even after he makes the harrowing escape with the general's family on the last plane out. Ultimately a meditation on war, political movements, America's imperialist role, the CIA, loyalty, and one's personal identity, this is a powerful, thought-provoking work.
3 meetings: Mondays, April 12, 19 and 26, from 8:00-8:45 p.m.
Meeting 1: Read from the beginning through Chapter 8
Meeting 2: Read from Chapter 9 through Chapter 15
Meeting 3: Read from Chapter 16 to the end
Available in print, hoopla e-book and OverDrive/Libby e-book.
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/99201000390