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Literary Fiction

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Quick take

When both sides are beautiful and corrupt, is betrayal the only option?

Why I love it

Occasionally a book comes along that you can't believe hasn't already been written. The Sympathizer is just such a book: an intellectual spy novel about the end of the Vietnam War that is, in equal parts, a thriller, a portrait of Republican Vietnamese in defeat and exile, and a psychological novel about the varieties of ambivalence thoughtful people must endure when living through complicated tim...