Welcome to Barrel of Books and Games!
BBG Book Club - Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Join us from 6pm - 7pm(ish) as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up!
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a man of two minds, a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship."