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The sellout / Paul Beatty.

Beatty, Paul, (author.).

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Deep River Public Library F Beat (Text to phone) 36039001164439 Adult Fiction Available -
Ethel Walker School - Simsbury Fic Bea (Text to phone) 32561138532810 Adult Fiction Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington FIC BEA (Text to phone) 34055137537332 Adult Fiction Available -
Hotchkiss Library - Sharon Fic Bea (Text to phone) 33660134338146 Adult Fiction Available -
Minor Memorial Library - Roxbury FIC BEA (Text to phone) 33630131500915 Adult Fiction Available -
Putnam Public Library BEATTY (Text to phone) 33610137940562 Adult Fiction Available -
Ridgefield Library FIC BEATTY (Text to phone) 34010138612246 Adult Fiction Available -
Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury FIC BEATTY (Text to phone) 37538134807912 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury FIC BEATTY, P (Text to phone) 34005107024456 Adult Fiction Available -
Thomaston Public Library FIC BEATTY (Text to phone) 34020137788046 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.
Satire.
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Search Results Showing Item 4 of 146 Preferred library: Kent Memorial Library - Suffield?

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