The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publsiher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 March 2015
  • ISBN : 0374712247
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 47 ratings
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog 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: "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 '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. 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—he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 03 March 2015
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature New York Times Bestseller Los Angeles Times Bestseller Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog A biting


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 24 March 2016
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A Book of the Decade, 2010-2020 (Independent) ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.’ Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty’s pages, the smarter you’ll get.’ Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read.’ New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Dickens, an "agrarian ghetto," is the fictional Los Angeles hood at the center of Paul Beatty's scathingly satirical novel, The Sellout. It's a book that, as poet Kevin Young writes in his perceptive New York Times review, "isn't for the fainthearted." Beatty — the first American novelist to win the coveted Man Booker Award — is a comic genius at the top of his game and in The Sellout, he dares to question almost every received notion about American society. Buckle your


The Sellout

The Sellout
  • Author : Charles Gasparino
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 03 November 2009
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In the spirit of Barbarians at the Gate and Liar’s Poker comes The Sellout, the definitive book on the recent collapse of Wall Street, one of the most dramatic and anxiety-ridden era in national socioeconomic history. In this powerful business narrative, Charles Gasparino, the author of Blood on the Floor and King of the Club, captures how avarice, arrogance, and sheer stupidity eroded Wall Street’s dominance, made many of our country’s most fabled financial institutions vulnerable to


Slumberland

Slumberland
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 15 January 2011
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The hip break-out novel from 2016 Man Booker Prize-winning author, Paul Beatty, about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger. Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his generation, Paul Beatty turns his creative eye to man's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly chaotic world. After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a


Hokum

Hokum
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 10 December 2008
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Edited by the author of The Sellout, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hokum is a liberating, eccentric, savagely comic anthology of the funniest writing by black Americans. This book is less a comprehensive collection than it is a mix-tape narrative dubbed by a trusted friend-a sampler of underground classics, rare grooves, and timeless summer jams, poetry and prose juxtaposed with the blues, hip-hop, political speeches, and the world's funniest radio sermon. The subtle musings of Toni Cade Bambara, Henry


The White Boy Shuffle

The White Boy Shuffle
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 04 May 2001
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Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward black surfer bum, is moved from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles, where he begins to undergo a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, eventually becoming the reluctant messiah of a "divided, down-trodden people." Reprint. 12,500 first printing.


Sellout

Sellout
  • Author : David P. Schippers,Alan P. Henry
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release : 01 August 2000
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A key figure in the Clinton Impeachment proceedings uncovers the lies, corruption, and dirty deals underpinning the trial, arguing that both parties conspired to rig the outcome.


Summary of The Sellout

Summary of The Sellout
  • Author : Whizbooks
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 23 May 2019
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Summary of The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty: Trivia Books Published in 2015, The Sellout is a novel set in Los Angeles, where the protagonist Me, makes a living growing watermelons and marijuana. He tries to reinstate slavery and segregation in his majorly black neighborhood. This leads to a Supreme Court case, in which the protagonist is tried for his crime. He ultimately wins the case, making a mockery of the concept of justice for all. The Sellout proved to


The Ethical Sellout

The Ethical Sellout
  • Author : Lily Zheng,Inge Hansen
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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We all fear selling out. Yet we all face situations that test our ideals and values with no clear right answer. In a world where compromise is an essential aspect of life, authors Lily Zheng and Inge Hansen make the bold claim that everyone sells out—and that the real challenge lies in doing so ethically. Zheng and Hansen share stories from a diversity of people who have found their own answers to this dilemma and offer new ways to


Sellout

Sellout
  • Author : Ebony Joy Wilkins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 01 August 2010
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It is a summer that will change everything . . . . NaTasha has a wonderful life in affluent Park Adams. She fits in, she has friends, and she's a member of the all-white ballet troupe. Being nearly the only African American in her school doesn't bother NaTasha. But it bothers Tilly, NaTasha's spitfire grandmother from Harlem, who decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots or her granddaughter is in danger of losing herself completely. Tilly whisks NaTasha away to a world


Tuff

Tuff
  • Author : Paul Beatty
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 07 November 2012
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From the author of the 2016 Man Booker Prize winner The Sellout comes a novel as fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays. Age nineteen and weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston “Tuffy” Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea Cap’n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman



Sellout

Sellout
  • Author : Randall Kennedy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Addresses the meaning and issue of "selling out," analyzing the ways in which the term is used by both blacks and whites, as well as its influence on both individuals and society as a whole.


Sellout

Sellout
  • Author : Victoria Bruce
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 06 June 2017
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The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense. American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government, once proprietary materials, components and technologies are increasingly commercialized outside the U.S. Nowhere is this more dangerous than in China's monopoly of rare earth elements-materials that are essential for nearly all