Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American novelist, known for his debut novel 'The Sympathizer,' which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is also a professor, critic, and author of non-fiction works.


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  1. 1. The Sympathizer

    "The Sympathizer" is a gripping spy novel set during the Vietnam War. The protagonist is a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who is a communist double agent. After the Fall of Saigon, he moves to America with other South Vietnamese refugees and struggles to reconcile his dual loyalties as he continues to spy on his fellow countrymen in exile. The novel explores themes of identity, war, and politics, while providing a unique perspective on the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

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