The Sellout (Paul Beatty)

"They say 'pimpin' ain't easy.' Well, neither is slaveholdin'. Like children, dogs, dice, and overpromising politicians, and apparently prostitutes, slaves don't do what you tell them to do."

"They say 'pimpin' ain't easy.' Well, neither is slaveholdin'. Like children, dogs, dice, and overpromising politicians, and apparently prostitutes, slaves don't do what you tell them to do."

U.S.A. / 2016

Both a scathing and hilarious satire of race relations in contemporary America, This Man Booker Prize-winning novel packs a magnificent comical—and intellectual—punch. Paul Beatty imagines an America that has reinstated segregation and slavery, all told through the lens of a main character who grew up as a racial science experiment. This is a must read!

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