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The Sellout /

The Sellout /
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2601678 F BEAT
Adult Fiction   Bermagui . On Loan . 11 Apr 2023
R2589380 F BEAT
Adult Fiction   Tura . On Loan . 5 Apr 2023
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ISBN 9781786070173 (paperback)
1786070170 (paperback)
Shelf Location F BEAT
Author Beatty, Paul, author
Title The Sellout / Paul Beatty.
Production/Publication data London : Oneworld Publications, 2016.
Physical Description 288 pages ; 20 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Series Man Booker Winner 2016
Summary Note 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.
Subject Satire
Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Subject (Geographic) Los Angeles (Calif.)
Genre Satire
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