The Resource The Sellout

The Sellout

Label
The Sellout
Title
The Sellout
Creator
Subject
Summary
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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Beatty, Paul
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Label
The Sellout
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d3e8998c-9529-4054-890f-9bc120567f8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786070166
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Sellout
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d3e8998c-9529-4054-890f-9bc120567f8e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781786070166
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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