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Fueled by the ferocious wit, outrageous comedy, and flat-out rage that made his debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, one of the most passionately reviewed books of 1996 ("A blast of satirical heat from the talented heart of Black American life" --New York Times; "As much in the tradition of Richard Pryor as Ralph Ellison" --The Village Voice), Tuff unleashes Paul Beatty's verbal dazzle and nothing-sacred sensibility on the story of a young black man coming of age on the streets and stoops of Spanish Harlem.

Nineteen-year-old, 320-pound Winston "Tuffy" Foshay -- player king of a motley crew that includes his scheming, disabled best friend, Fariq, otherwise known as Smush; his Beat-poet, Black Panther father, Clifford; Inez, the unreconstructed Marxist revolutionary who raised him; and his bewildered mentor from the Big Brother program, the hapless African-American rabbi Spencer Throckmorton -- is ready to make a change. So when Inez offers him $20,000 to run for city council, Tuffy gamely embarks on one of the most outlandish campaigns in political history, one that topples both his vision of the world and his place in it.

Beatty's fierce gifts have never been more apparent: Tuff marks the return of one of this generation's freshest voices.

 
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Used availability for Paul Beatty's Tuff


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Hardback Editions

July 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Tuff
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-436-41065-6 / 978-0-436-41065-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Tuff
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-375-40122-9 / 978-0-375-40122-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Tuff
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-09-927705-0 / 978-0-09-927705-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Tuff: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-385-72111-0 / 978-0-385-72111-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Tuff
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-436-41067-2 / 978-0-436-41067-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: Tuff
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 0-375-70124-9 / 978-0-375-70124-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Tuff: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
ISBN: 1-5366-2735-6 / 978-1-5366-2735-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Tuff: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Tuff: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Beatty
Publisher: Anchor
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