Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room
The PM Book Club provides a great opportunity to talk about what you’ve read, learn something new, discover new books, and meet new friends. Join us this month as we discuss The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
It is April 1975 and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A spy novel, an exploration of extreme politics, and a love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and in the wars we fight today.
Pick up a copy at our customer service desk or give us a call (414 847-2670) and we would be happy to put one on hold for you.