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The sellout : a novel / Paul Beatty.

Beatty, Paul. (Author).


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  • 26 of 31 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Babcock Library - Ashford F Bea (Text to phone) 33110139360513 Adult New Material Available -
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Bea (Text to phone) 33160125542137 Adult Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library F BEATTY (Text to phone) 34030130272435 Adult Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library F/BEATTY (Text to phone) 34029138099337 Adult Fiction Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC BEATTY (Text to phone) 36937002136845 Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC BEATTY (Text to phone) 34014132499006 Adult Fiction Checked out 07/28/2018
Cornwall Library F BEA (Text to phone) 33240131906094 Adult Fiction Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F Bea (Text to phone) 33180123726631 Adult New Fiction Available -
Derby Neck Library FIC BEA (Text to phone) 34046131365002 Adult Fiction Available -
Derby Public Library FIC BEA (Text to phone) 34047134290437 Adult Fiction Available -
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"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..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 5 of 146 Preferred library: Kent Memorial Library - Suffield?

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