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TitleThe committed / Viet Thanh Nguyen.
AuthorNguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971- author.
CollectionNEW: Adult Fiction
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
 Paris-Bourbon30053003315408F NGUY3/3/2021 Available

Catalog Details

Personal Name Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971- author.
Title Statement The committed / Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Edition Statement First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Grove Press, 2021.
Physical Description xiii, 345 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
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 Added Entry - Topical Term Refugees Fiction. Vietnam
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Drug traffic Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Brothers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Drug addicts Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Paris (France) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Psychological fiction. lcgft
Index Term-Genre/Form Thrillers (fiction). lcgft

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