The Resource The committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen

The committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Label
The committed
Title
The committed
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long-awaited new novel from one of America's most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in 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, from the oppression of the state, to the self-torture of addiction, to the seemingly unresolvable paradox of how he can reunite his two closest friends, men whose worldviews put them in absolute opposition
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The sympathizer
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boat people
  • Racism
  • Intellectuals
  • Refugees
  • Drug traffic
  • Brothers
  • Drug addicts
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068361784
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 345 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472152510
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1203964434
Label
The committed, Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068361784
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 345 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472152510
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1203964434

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