The Resource The sellout : a novel, Paul Beatty

The sellout : a novel, Paul Beatty

Label
The sellout : a novel
Title
The sellout
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Beatty
Creator
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beatty, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E19
LC item number
S45 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Farmers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Inner cities
  • Race relations
  • Segregation
  • Slavery
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
The sellout : a novel, Paul Beatty
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/E452B0E3-EB16-4E90-AD5E-D922088B8B38/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=7C157DAA-2350-4813-81D1-7B8F9EB9532F
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 4338805
  • ocn903692965
  • (OCoLC)903692965
Label
The sellout : a novel, Paul Beatty
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/E452B0E3-EB16-4E90-AD5E-D922088B8B38/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=7C157DAA-2350-4813-81D1-7B8F9EB9532F
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712242
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 4338805
  • ocn903692965
  • (OCoLC)903692965

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