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The Sellout

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016


Συγγραφέας: Beatty Paul
Εκδότης: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786071460
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 304
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2017

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Sellout"

'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 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. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. 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 slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Beatty Paul
ISBN: 9781786071460
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/06/2017
Εκδότης: Oneworld Publications
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 304
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm

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