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The committed / Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Book
  • ISBN: 9780802157065
  • Physical Description: xiii, 345 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2021.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library NGUYEN 34510011175872 New Books Available -

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel"--Jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"The astonishing sequel to The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, The Committed follows the "man of two minds" as he comes to Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in physical danger, but still inwardly tortured by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, and struggling to assimilate into a dominant culture, the Sympathizer is both charmed and disturbed by Paris. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals and politicians who frequent dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese "aunt," he finds not just stimulation for his mind but also customers for his merchandise-but the new life he is making has dangers he has not foreseen. Both literary thriller and brilliant novel of ideas, The Committed is a blistering portrayal of commitment and betrayal that will cement Viet Thanh Nguyen's position in the firmament of American letters"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Boat people > Fiction.
Refugees > Vietnam > Fiction.
Drug traffic > Fiction
Racism > France > Fiction.
Intellectuals > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)

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