Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

A Satirical and Political Indictment of the Vietnam War

Gautam Bhatia reviews The Sympathizer for The Wire India. Nguyen understands that the sheer magnitude of the destruction from the war cannot be effectively captured through bleak realism, but rather, through a style that disavows its own seriousness. At one point in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, the narrator, recalling the fall of Saigon, falls […]