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The Committed

The Committed

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"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"--
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2021
Edition: First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780802157065
0802157068
Branch Call Number: FIC NGUYEN 2021
Characteristics: xiii, 345 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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Adult Fiction. "The sequel to Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is an exhilarating roller-coaster ride filled with violence, hidden identity, and meditations on whether the colonized can ever be free. The fractured, guilt-ridden narrator, a veteran of the South Vietnamese Army, where he was a mole fo... Read More »

The narrator of Nguyen's Pulitzer-Prize winning "The Sympathizer" arrives in Paris to discover an existentialist worldview that harmonizes with the absurdity of his wartime experiences.


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