The Resource The sellout, Paul Beatty

The sellout, Paul Beatty

Label
The sellout
Title
The sellout
Statement of responsibility
Paul Beatty
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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 the '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. Fueled 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 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
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beatty, Paul
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Prentice Onayemi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Onayemi, Prentice
Series statement
Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Farmers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Inner cities
  • Race relations
  • Segregation
  • Slavery
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr., 37 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781522634676
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn951542807
  • (OCoLC)951542807
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (9 hr., 37 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781522634676
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn951542807
  • (OCoLC)951542807
System details
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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