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The Committed

Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971- Book - 2021 Fiction / Nguyen, Viet, Fiction / Nguyen, Viet , Adult Book / Fiction / General / Nguyen, Viet Thanh None on shelf 56 requests on 6 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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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"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York, NY : Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780802157065
0802157068

SUBJECTS
Boat people -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Vietnam -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- Fiction.
Racism -- France -- Fiction.
Intellectuals -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.