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  • The Sellout
    The Sellout (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    "Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens--improbably smack in the middle of downtown L.A.--the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of all other middle-class Californians: "to die in the same bedroom you'd grown up in, looking up at the crack in the stucco ceiling that had been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist at Riverside Community...

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  • The Sellout
    The Sellout (English, CD-Audio) Paul Beatty

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

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  • The Sellout
    The Sellout (English, Hardback) Paul Beatty

    Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize...

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  • The Sellout
    The Sellout (English, CD-Audio) Paul Beatty

    *Man Booker Prize 2016 winner* A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of 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...

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  • Slumberland
    Slumberland (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    "Slumberland" is laugh-out-loud funny and its wit and satire can be burning...There are incredible moments of tenderness . . . Beatty is a kind of symphonic W.E.B. Du Bois." -Los Angeles Times

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  • Children of Fire
    Children of Fire (Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Children of Fire is set in 1841, at the height of the industrial revolution in the North West England. The story is told through the eyes of Josiah Ainscough, who returns from travels on the continent, and he surprises everyone by joining the Stockport Police Force.

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  • The White Boy Shuffle
    The White Boy Shuffle (English, CD-Audio) Paul Beatty

    Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people".

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  • Tuff
    Tuff (English, CD-Audio) Paul Beatty

    As fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays, Tuff shows off all of the amazing skill that Paul Beatty showed off in his first novel, The White Boy Shuffle. Weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston "Tuffy" Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea, Cap'n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled...

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  • Slumberland
    Slumberland (English, CD-Audio) Paul Beatty

    Critical darling Paul Beatty's highly original, widely praised novel of race, identity, and underground music. After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love,...

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  • Hokum
    Hokum (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Selected and introduced by acclaimed novelist and poet Paul Beatty, Hokum is a liberating, eccentric, savagely comic collection of the funniest writing by black Americans. ...

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  • The White Boy Shuffle
    The White Boy Shuffle (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    An awkward black surfer bum is moved from Santa Monica to West Los Angeles, where he begins to undergo a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, eventually becoming the reluctant hero of the neighborhood.

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  • Tuff
    Tuff (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Raised by a Marxist revolutionary, nineteen-year-old Winston "Tuffy" Foshay accepts a $20,000 bribe to run for city council and turns his world upside down in the political arena.

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  • Joker, Joker, Deuce
    Joker, Joker, Deuce (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    An electrifying  collection of poems from the author of The Sellout, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize...

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  • The White Boy Shuffle
    The White Boy Shuffle (Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Born into a long line of Uncle Toms, Gunnar Kaufman grew up doing the perfect white boy shuffle in Santa Monica. Now the street-stupid kid has to learn - and fast - how to survive the hard-line homeboys of inner-city LA.

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  • Heron Fleet
    Heron Fleet (English, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Not far in the future, Francesca is an apprentice in the idyllic, agrarian community of Heron Fleet. She loves her impetuous partner Anya and the community acts as mother and father to her, as its founders intended. But outside Heron Fleet, the world is violent.

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  • Tuff
    Tuff (Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Cheating death in a drug deal, Winston "Tuffy" Foshay (320lbs, new father to a baby boy) knows he needs to make some decisions, without the help of his tight Harlem circle. So when he is offered $20,000 dollars to run for city council, he embarks on one of the most outrageous campaigns ever.

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  • Tuff
    Tuff (Hardback) Paul Beatty

    Cheating death in a drug deal, Winston "Tuffy" Foshay (320lbs, new father to a baby boy) knows he needs to make some decisions, without the help of his tight Harlem circle. So when he is offered $20,000 dollars to run for city council, he embarks on one of the most outrageous campaigns ever.

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  • El vendido/ The Sellout (Spanish, Hardback) Paul Beatty Currently Unavailable More details
  • Slumberland
    Slumberland (German, Paperback) Paul Beatty

    Ein Berlin-Roman, wie es noch keinen gibt: DJ Darky kommt aus New York nach Berlin, um einen abgetauchten Jazzer aufzuspüren. Einfallsreich und überdreht mischt Beatty den Sound einer Stadt, die zwischen Schwarz und Weiß, Jazz und Techno taumelt und kreiert den perfekten Beat:

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