BOOK CLUB - THE SYMPATHIZER

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Date: 
Thursday, 17 November, 2016 - 19:30 - 21:30
Venue: 
Itaewon area (address given upon RSVP)
Cost: 
Free

In November, Book Club will be discussing 'The Sympathizer' by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five 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 Book Club meets once a month on a Thursday evening (usually the 3rd Thursday of the month) in the home of one of the Book Club members. It is a relaxed and informal gathering, and a great chance for those who enjoy reading to get together over a glass of wine and a light snack to chat about the book.

The Book Club is for BASS and ANZA members and new members are always welcome. If you would like to join the Book Club, please contact Clare or Suzi at

 anzabass.bookclub@gmail.com