The Sellout, Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty

The Sellout

309 printed pages
Retail
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.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 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.
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
Search on Google
Impression
Add to shelf
0Bookshelves
0Impressions
31Quotes

Impressions

👍
👎
💧
🐼
💤
💩
💀
🙈
🔮
💡
🎯
💞
🌴
🚀
😄

How did you like the book?

Sign in or Register
Elina Van Der Tlen
Elina Van Der Tlenhas quoted10 months ago
I sit in a thickly padded chair that, much like this country, isn’t quite as comfortable as it looks.
Tega Otojare
Tega Otojarehas quoted2 years ago
thumb through the antebellum vellum and try to determine whether or not the outcome of this case confirms or overturns

Sentence

fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)