The Sellout

Giddy, scathing and dazzling.' Wall Street Journal '[The Sellout] is the most
lacerating American satire in years, fearless in the way that it takes apart our
sacred cows and shared delusions. It responds to America's tortured relationship
with ...

The Sellout

The Sellout

A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father’s work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that’s left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What’s more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

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The Sellout
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Paul Beatty
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-24 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated
The Sellout
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Paul Beatty
Categories: Fathers and sons
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Dickens, an "agrarian ghetto," is the fictional Los Angeles hood at the center of Paul Beatty's scathingly satirical novel, The Sellout. It's a book that, as poet Kevin Young writes in his perceptive New York Times review, "isn't for the fainthearted." Beatty — the first American novelist to win the
The Sellout
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Paul Beatty
Categories: Fathers and sons
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

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The Sellout
Language: en
Pages: 15
Authors: Aaron Solomon
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-21 - Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

Kiri Richardson has been easy like Sunday morning since disposing of her notorious crime boss friend turned enemy, Tamera Copeland nearly one and a half years ago and removing the biggest threat from what is now the Norfolk and Atlantic Railway who attempted to destroy it from the inside out,
The Sellout
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Jud Kinberg, Murray F. Smith
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

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