The sellout
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780374260507, 0374260508, 9781250083258, 1250083257
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Ardsley Public Library - Fiction
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
288 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780374260507, 0374260508, 9781250083258, 1250083257

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical reference.
Description
"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.
Description
"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
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2015.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Beatty, P. (2015). The sellout (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Beatty, Paul. 2015. The Sellout. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Beatty, Paul. The Sellout Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Beatty, Paul. The Sellout First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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