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Afternoon Book Group -- The Sympathizer By Viet Thanh Nguyen
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Carolyn F Lauer
Arts & Entertainment
Registration is not Required
The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2016. The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.
The book will be discussed on Thursday August 15 at 2:00 in the third-floor conference room of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave. Open to the public; RSVPs not required. The book will be available on the library's reserve shelf well before the book group meeting.