The sellout (Book, 2017) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The sellout

The sellout

Author: Paul Beatty
Publisher: London, England : Oneworld, 2017. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens, on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since the '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
General
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Beatty
ISBN: 9781786071460 1786071460
OCLC Number: 959035261
Awards: Man Booker Prize 2016
Description: 288 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Paul Beatty.

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'Brutal and full of very dark humour, it tells us so much about the state of American race relations and, by extension, our attitude to colonialism and black history. Powerful stuff.' -- Kit de Waal Read more...

 
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