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The Sellout

Product SKU: 9781250083258
A RECENTLY ANNOUNCED 2017 CLSC Selection

Winner of the Man Booker Prize & National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award
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A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality ― the black Chinese restaurant.
Born in the “agrarian ghetto” of Dickens ― on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles ― the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians. Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral.
Fueled 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 further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident ― the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins ― the narrator initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.
In a voice both acerbic and expansive, Beatty creates unforgettable characters and haunting settings that strike at the very heart of race, pop culture, and language in America. With The Sellout, Beatty became the first American author to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.


The CLSC presentation for this book will take place Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:30pm in the Hall of Philosophy.


Published by Picador USA, a Macmillan Imprint
Distributed by MPS
 

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