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The Sellout

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The Sellout
  • Stock Status: In Stock.
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Author Name:   Paul Beatty;
  • ISBN-13:  9781786070173
  • Total Pages:  304 pages
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book Language:  English
  • Available Book Formats: Paperback
  • Year:  2016
  • Publication Date:  2016-06-10
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Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sell-out 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 -..
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Sold ByPrakash Books India Pvt Ltd
AuthorPaul Beatty
ISBN-139781786070173
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages304 pages
Publication Date (YYYY-MM-DD)2016-06-10
Publication Year2016

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The Sellout

Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sell-out 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.


About the Author

Paul Beatty is a contemporary American author. Beatty received an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College and an MA in psychology from Boston University. He is a 1980 graduate of El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California.

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