The Sympathizer

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction * Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America * Winner of the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize * Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Literature Award * Gold Medal in First Fiction, California Book Award

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize * Finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction * Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller

Listed on over thirty best of the year lists, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal
“A magnificent feat of storytelling. The Sympathizer is a novel of literary, historical, and political importance.”

–MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, author of The Fifth Book of Peace
“A new classic of war fiction...a cerebral thriller...Nguyen plumbs the loneliness of human life, the costs of fraternity and the tragic limits of our sympathy.”

–RON CHARLES, The Washington Post
“Compares favorably with masters like Conrad, Greene and le  Carré absurdist tour de force that might have been written by a Kafka or Genet.”

–PHILIP CAPUTO, New York Times Book Review