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The sellout

Beatty, Paul2016
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Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through 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 embarrassment.
Main title:
The sellout / Paul Beatty.
Author:
Beatty, Paul, author
Imprint:
London : Oneworld, 2016.
Collation:
288 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN:
9781786070159 (pbk)
Dewey class:
813.6FICTIONF
Language:
English
BRN:
2314956
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