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The sellout, Paul Beatty

Label
The sellout
Title
The sellout
Statement of responsibility
Paul Beatty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens, on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since the '68 quake." 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. 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 further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident--the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins, he initiates the most extreme action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in front of the Supreme Court"--Jacket flap
  • "A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court"--Provided by publisher
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2015.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Beatty, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Race relations
  • Fiction
  • Satire
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
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Publication
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
ocn887605559
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781250083258
Lccn
2014027451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)887605559
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Link
Publication
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
ocn887605559
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781250083258
Lccn
2014027451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)887605559

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