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SJCPL Online Book Club

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

2021-04-12 20:00:00 2021-04-12 21:00:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air, The Sympathizer is both chilling and funny. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. https://zoom.us/j/99201000390 -

Monday, April 12
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-12 20:00:00 2021-04-12 21:00:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air, The Sympathizer is both chilling and funny. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. https://zoom.us/j/99201000390 -

A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air, The Sympathizer is both chilling and funny. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Authors |

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