The Sellout (Paperback)

Paul Beatty

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016, Paul Beatty's The Sellout is a biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court.

Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir.

What's more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.


Product Details

  • Product code: AUMWI
  • ISBN: 9781786070159
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.8cm x 21.6cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: 05/05/2016

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