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The Resource The Committed

The Committed

Label
The Committed
Title
The Committed
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Summary
The long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide, The Committed follows the man of two minds as he arrives in Paris in the early 1980s with his blood brother Bon. The pair try to overcome their pasts and ensure their futures by engaging in capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing.Traumatized by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, Man, and struggling to assimilate into French culture, the Sympathizer finds Paris both seductive and disturbing. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals whom he meets at dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese "aunt," he finds stimulation for his mind but also customers for his narcotic merchandise. But the new life he is making has perils he has not foreseen, whether the self-torture of addiction, the authoritarianism of a state locked in a colonial mindset, or the seeming paradox of how to reunite his two closest friends whose worldviews put them in absolute opposition. The Sympathizer will need all his wits, resourcefulness, and moral flexibility if he is to prevail.Both highly suspenseful and existential, The Committed is a blistering portrayal of commitment and betrayal that will cement Viet Thanh Nguyen's position in the firmament of American letters
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Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Mystery
  • Fiction
Label
The Committed
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a36a4f65-7ef7-4a54-a722-cbb1ed9b6b09
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802157089
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Committed
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a36a4f65-7ef7-4a54-a722-cbb1ed9b6b09
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802157089
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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