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The Sellout

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
`Outrageous, hilarious and profound.' Simon Schama, Financial Times `The longer you stare at Beatty's pages, the smarter you'll get.' Guardian `The most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I've read.' New York Times A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What's more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

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September 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sellout: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 1-78607-147-9 / 978-1-78607-147-7 (UK edition)
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sellout: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-374-26050-8 / 978-0-374-26050-7 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sellout: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
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ISBN: 1-78607-146-0 / 978-1-78607-146-0 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sellout: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
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ISBN: 1-78607-017-0 / 978-1-78607-017-3 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sellout: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 1-78607-015-4 / 978-1-78607-015-9 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sellout: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 1-250-08325-7 / 978-1-250-08325-8 (USA edition)
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November 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: The Sellout: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 1-5366-4953-8 / 978-1-5366-4953-6
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October 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Sellout
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ISBN: 1-5100-5430-8 / 978-1-5100-5430-1 (UK edition)
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Title: The Sellout
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sellout
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May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Sellout: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 1-5226-3467-3 / 978-1-5226-3467-6
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Title: The Sellout: A Novel
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Title: The Sellout: A Novel
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