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Viet Thanh Nguyen | The Sympathizer

Tue, April 19, 2016 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A frenzied, abrasive, attention-grabbing” (Wall Street Journal) debut novel, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer is the story of a South Vietnamese army captain who emigrates to Los Angeles in 1975 at the end of the war. Through his secret observations and reports on his fellow military exiles to the Viet Cong, the extreme politics, loyalties, and legacies of the Vietnam War are exposed and dissected. Nguyen is also the Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War, a nonfiction companion to The Sympathizer, and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America; has been a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies; and has received residencies and grants from the Luce Foundation, the Warhol Foundation, and the Huntington Library, among many others. 

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103