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DetailsThe most badass first 100 pages of an American novel Ive read. New York Times A biting satire about a young mans 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 fathers racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his fathers 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. Whats 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.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : PAUL BEATTY. Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize; Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction; Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal.Paul Beatty is the author of three novels - Slumberland, Tuff, and The White Boy Shuffle - and two books of poetry: Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce. He is the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. He lives in New York City.
SKU Code PRK B 5246 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781786071460 Author Name PAUL BEATTY Publisher Name One World