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Virtual meeting - Book 126 - The Sympathizer
Virtual meeting - Book 126 - The Sympathizer Picture
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 @ 19:00
see Webex link in the event description, Geneva


The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Published in 2015; set in 1970s Vietnam and Los Angeles. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Viet Thanh Nguyen (born 1971) is a Vietnamese-American professor, the son of refugees from South Vietnam who fled to the US in 1975 after the fall of Saigon. A spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature and film. The story starts in April 1975 at the fall of Saigon. It follows soldiers in the defeated South Vietnamese army, who flee Vietnam to start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, a captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong.

Presenter: Uma
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

1. Members introduction (10 minutes)
2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes)
3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main/new ideas/themes
4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), members' personal views about the book, opposing ideas.

Map: http://www.lafea.org/contacts.htm

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

Look forward to see you all!

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