The Sellout by Paul Beatty

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Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Born in Dickens, 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 memoir will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed, he discovers there never was a memoir.

Fuelled by despair, he 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.

 

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Published October 6, 2016 by Whole Story Audiobooks.
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But the worst ones of all are the ones you know to be brilliant because you're burdened with the suspicion that you're never going to be able to do the book justice, that - somehow - you'll not be able to live up to what you've just read - and that's the problem with The Sellout.

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