The Sellout

The Sellout

  • 作者: Beatty, Paul
  • 原文出版社:Picador USA
  • 出版日期:2016/03/01
  • 語言:英文
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 2016年曼布克獎得主!



 首位獲獎美國作者,擁有媲美馬克吐溫的機智幽默

 一本直指種族與政治禁忌等當代議題的諷刺小說



   「就像在擠滿了人的劇院大喊『失火了!』,Paul Beatty在一個後種族主義的時代耳語著:種族主義」─今年曼布克得獎小說The Sellout將故事場景設於美國洛杉磯,也就是現在正因警察對非裔美國人過度執法,而引發大規模運動「Black Lives Matter」的城市,主角是非裔美籍的農人,卻試圖要將奴隸制度重新落實於現代社會。



   書評家說:作者「一邊把你釘上十字架,還一邊搔你癢」,這部屬於當代議題的小說,充滿了極為少見、可媲美馬克‧吐溫(湯姆歷險記)與強納森‧史威夫特(格列佛遊記)的機智幽默。  

 

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by TheNew York Times Book Review

Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly

Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog

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

Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens--on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles--the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral.

Fueled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident--the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins--he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

 

作者介紹

作者簡介

  Paul Beatty is the author of three novels―Slumberland, Tuff, and The White Boy Shuffle―and two books of poetry:Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce. He is the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. He lives in New York City.

 

詳細資料

  • ISBN:9781250083258
  • 規格:平裝 / 304頁 / 21.3 x 13.7 x 2 cm / 普通級
  • 出版地:美國

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