It only looks like another Vietnam War novel. But this one was written by a Vietnamese. Who lived in the US. But worked as an agent for North Vietnam while in the US. This former South Vietnamese Army captain, but known as Captain (because that is the only name you will find for the narrator in the story) worked against Vietnamese in the refugee population who wanted to go back and refight the war. Sounds a bit ungrateful, huh? He didn’t think so, and he will tell you why in this novel. It is a bit long, but is rewarding reading, even with at least three sentences that have more than 350 words in them.

The Sympathizer:  A Novel                 By Viet Thanh Nguyen