The Sellout (Paul Beatty)

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ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

The bravest, most outlandish, I-don't-give-a-f*** work of satire I've come across in years. Beatty cuts straight to the core of America's disastrous relationship with race and eviscerates the disingenuous notion that we are living in a “post-racial” society with the most potent of weapons: humor. Political correctness is nonexistent. The narrator is a supremely likable and complex character, even if he is a slave owner/segregationist. The laughs are simultaneously gut-busting and thought-provoking; you laugh and then contemplate why exactly you're laughing in the first place. Superb.

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