Evening Literary Club
Tuesday, January 16 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm (signup deadline was 3 pm, Jan 12)
home of Tom and Fran Zaniello, 1610 D St. SE, 8 steps
In January, the Afternoon and Evening book clubs will read The Sympathizer: A Novel
(2015, 385 pages) by Viet Thanh Nguyen. The author, who was born in Vietnam and raised
in this country, has given us, in this important book, a rare Vietnamese perspective
on the war and its aftermath. The Sympathizer is a complex and far-ranging book,
both thriller and social satire—what the New York Times calls a “rich narrative stew."
The main character is a refugee, soldier, spy, and film consultant! The book won
5 writing awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It includes a gripping
description of the fall of Saigon, and will have a particular resonance for those
of us who have been watching the recent Vietnam series on PBS.
members and social members
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