Thursday, October 19 from 12-:1:30 pm
de Saisset Museum
Viet Thanh Nguyen, bestselling author and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California, reads from The Sympathizer and his newest short story collection, The Refugees. He will answer audience questions, followed by a book signing and reception.
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.