APABA-DC Book Club: The Committed

  • 13 May 2021
  • 7:00 PM



APABA-DC Book Club:  The Committed (May 13, 7 p.m.)

As we pause to process and grieve over the events of recent weeks, APABA-DC's Programs Committee is seeking opportunities for our community to elevate and support APA voices.  To that end, join us for a book club discussion of The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen on May 13 at 7 p.m. 

From Goodreads: "The long-awaited new novel from one of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for their futures by turning their hands to capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing. No longer in physical danger, but still inwardly tortured by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, and struggling to assimilate into a dominant culture, the Sympathizer is both charmed and disturbed by Paris. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals and politicians who frequent dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese “aunt,” he finds not just stimulation for his mind but also customers for his merchandise―but the new life he is making has dangers he has not foreseen, from the oppression of the state, to the self-torture of addiction, to the seemingly unresolvable paradox of how he can reunite his two closest friends, men whose worldviews put them in absolute opposition."

APABA-DC is an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


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