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Kent Memorial Library - Suffield FICTION BEATTY (Text to phone) 32518132038095 Adult Fiction Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford F Bea (Text to phone) 33110139360513 Adult Fiction Available -
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC Bea (Text to phone) 33160125542137 Adult Fiction Available -
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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 Available -
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David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F Bea (Text to phone) 33180123726631 Adult New Fiction Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical reference.
Summary, etc.:
"Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens, on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout resigned 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 work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. Fuelled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator 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, he initiates the most extreme action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in front of the Supreme Court"--Jacket flap.
"A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court"--Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2015.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Genre: Satire.
Political fiction.

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