First Edition Points and Criteria for The Sympathizer

Year Published: 2015
Author Last Name: Nguyen
Author First Name: Viet Thanh
Publisher: Grove Press
Original Price: $26
Pages: 371

FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page with full number line 15 16 17 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Boards are black with gold lettering on a black cloth spine. Dust jacket lacks any reference to best seller or awards. Dust jacket has a single review on the front by Maxine Hong Kingston, and six reviews on the back by Bob Shacochis, Robert Olen Butler, David Abrams, Vincent Lam, Chris Abani, and Andrew X. Pham.

The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Picture of the 2015 first edition dust jacket for The Sympathizer.
Picture of the 2015 first edition dust jacket for The Sympathizer.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Sympathizer.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Sympathizer.

Picture of dust jacket where original $26 price is found for The Sympathizer.
Picture of dust jacket where original $26 price is found for The Sympathizer.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Sympathizer.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Sympathizer.

Picture of the first edition Grove Press boards for The Sympathizer.
Picture of the first edition Grove Press boards for The Sympathizer.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Sympathizer.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Sympathizer.

This title page of The Sympathizer has been signed by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
This title page of The Sympathizer has been signed by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

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