Paul Beatty’s biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court.

The son of a pioneering sociologist believes that selling his father’s controversial memoir will solve the family’s financial woes. But when he realises there never was a memoir, drastic action is required… The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality - the black Chinese restaurant.

Winner
2016 Booker Prize
Published by
Oneworld Publications
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Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty

About the Author

Paul Beatty is the author of the novels Slumberland, Tuff, The White Boy Shuffle and The Sellout, which won the Booker Prize in 2016.
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Man Booker Prize 2016 Winner Ceremony