Paris. Five years after his award-winning novel titled, The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen reprises many of those characters for a novel titled, The Committed, set in Paris when the Sympathizer arrives there in the early 1980s to join a criminal gang and deal drugs. Nguyen explores big question in this novel about post-colonial culture. Characters are caught between conflicting ideas and opposing moral codes. The past is never far behind, and the future remains cloudy.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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