The Sellout

TitleThe Sellout
Year for Search2015
AuthorsBeatty, Paul(b. 1962)
Date Published2015
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAfrican-American author, Male author
Annotation

Satire on U. S. race relations in which an African-American man tries to re-introduce slavery and segregation to his local school in a poor small town in southern California. His goal is to improve education and provide for the homeless. Much of the novel is about the case as it is argued before the Supreme Court. African-American author.

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016

Info Notes

In 2016, the novel won the Man Booker Prize for best novel and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was the first novel by an American author to win the Man Booker Prize.

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Author Note

African-American author (b. 1962).

Full Text

2015 Beatty, Paul (b. 1962). The Sellout. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. U. K. ed. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016PSt

Satire on U. S. race relations in which an African-American man tries to re-introduce slavery and segregation to his local school in a poor small town in southern California. His goal is to improve education and provide for the homeless. Much of the novel is about the case as it is argued before the Supreme Court. African-American author. In 2016, the novel won the Man Booker Prize for best novel and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was the first novel by an American author to win the Man Booker Prize.