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The Sellout

Beatty, Paul

| 2016

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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 the '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...

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Zack Simone

2016-11-11

Betyg

Några enstaka skratt och insikter lyckas jag få ur mig och i mig, men för det mesta förstår jag inte. Jag gillade recensionerna för boken mycket mer. Plot summary är också otroligt bra. Betyget är för läsupplevelser. Ändå godkänd....