Viet Thanh Nguyen brings “The Dedicated” to the L.A. Instances Guide Membership

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Creator Viet Thanh Nguyen joins the Los Angeles Instances Guide Membership to debate “The Dedicated,” the sequel to his 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Sympathizer.”

Nguyen will probably be in dialog at 7 tonight with Instances columnist Carolina A. Miranda. The e book discuss is free and will probably be dwell streaming on Fb, Twitter and YouTube. Readers can share questions prematurely by sending emails to [email protected]

Nguyen’s debut novel, “The Sympathizer,” launched his unnamed protagonist, a half-Vietnamese, half-French communist double agent navigating life, love, loyalty and espionage in Los Angeles after the autumn of Saigon.

Within the sequel, his narrator is “nonetheless a person of two faces and two minds.” However he’s now additionally “a revolutionary with out a revolution” because the story strikes to Paris. Like “The Sympathizer,” “The Dedicated” strides genres. Nguyen’s literary thriller is an element political novel, half historic novel and half comedian novel.

“I believed that there could be a candy spot for readers who could be prepared to grapple with critical concepts and be entertained on the identical time,” Nguyen stated in an interview forward of his e book membership go to.

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen at home.

Creator Viet Thanh Nguyen at house.

(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Instances)

A USC professor, Nguyen is the writer of six books, together with “The Refugees,” a bestselling brief story assortment, and “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Reminiscence of Struggle,” a Nationwide Guide Award finalist in nonfiction.

“The Dedicated” is the March collection of The Instances’ group e book membership, which debuted in spring 2019 to construct on the annual Competition of Books and to maintain the storytelling and conversations going year-round. Each month, we share a e book membership choice, publish tales exploring the subject and invite everybody to learn alongside. We then host a group e book membership night with the featured writer and invite readers to hitch that too.

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