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The Sympathizer

by: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Publisher: Grove Atlantic (2015)


Staff Pick by comrade: Eric

Nguyen offers a take on America from both an insider and outsider perspective as we follow the Commandants life as a double agent and his attempts to find a balance within himself. It's often funny and very sad. A smart take on American hegemony and war culture through and exciting tale of espionage.