The Resource The sellout, Paul Beatty

The sellout, Paul Beatty

Label
The sellout
Title
The sellout
Statement of responsibility
Paul Beatty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. Fuelled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from embarrassment. Enlisting the help of Dickens' most famous resident - Hominy Jenkins - he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school. What follows is a remarkable journey that challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement and the holy grail of racial equality - the black Chinese restaurant
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Beatty, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Race relations
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057240794
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781786070173
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936411037
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057240794
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781786070173
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936411037

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