Book Club: September 12th
Book Club to discuss The Sympathizer: A Novel
For September's Book Club, the host has selected Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer.
The Sympathizer: A Novel is the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards. The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon and, while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles, is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.
The local Harvard Club book club, which has been in existence for ten years, normally meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm for dinner and to discuss a wide-ranging selection of books -- fiction, poetry, biography, history, etc. They always enjoy having other interested people attend and participate.
The Book Club will meet this month at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12th at the Vietnamese Restaurant, Pho King 4, in Davis.
Please email Stephanie Abundo for more information.