Broschiertes Buch »The Sellout«
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Broschiertes Buch »The Sellout«

  • Paul Beatty
  • Broschiertes Buch
  • Erscheinungsjahr: 2016
  • Verlag: Oneworld Publications

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Broschiertes Buch »The Sellout«

Artikel-Nr. C2K125P
Paul Beatty, Oneworld Publications, 2016, Buch, ISBN 1786070170, EAN 9781786070173
2016. 3..., Englisch
Man Booker Prize 2016
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Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through 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 from embarrassment. Enlisting the help of Dickens' most famous resident - Hominy Jenkins - he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school. What follows is a remarkable journey that challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement and the holy grail of racial equality - the black Chinese restaurant.


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