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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--improbably smack in the middle of downtown L.A.--the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of all other middle-class Californians: "to die in the same bedroom you'd grown up in, looking up at the crack in the stucco ceiling that had been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist at Riverside Community College, he spent his childhood as the subject in psychological studies, classic experiments revised to include a racially-charged twist. He also grew up believing this pioneering work might result in a memoir that would solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a shoot out with the police, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral and some maudlin what-ifs. Fuelled by this injustice and the general disrepair of his down-trodden hometown, he 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, our narrator initiates a course of action--one that includes reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school--destined to bring national attention. These outrageous events land him with a law suit heard by the Supreme Court, the latest in a series of cases revolving around the thorny issue of race in America. The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the most sacred tenets of the U.S. Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality--the black Chinese restaurant"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beatty, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E19
LC item number
S45 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Race relations
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / African American / General
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/507/9780374260507/image/lgcover.9780374260507.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1573153
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780374260507
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014027451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1573153
  • (OCoLC)887605559
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/507/9780374260507/image/lgcover.9780374260507.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1573153
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780374260507
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014027451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1573153
  • (OCoLC)887605559

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