The Resource The sellout

The sellout

Label
The sellout
Title
The sellout
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. Fuelled 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 embarrassment. Enlisting the help of Dickens' most famous resident - Hominy Jenkins - he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school. What follows is a remarkable journey that challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement and the holy grail of racial equality - the black Chinese restaurant
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E19
LC item number
S45 2016
Literary form
fiction
Label
The sellout
Publication
Copyright
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936411037
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781786070159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34963595
System control number
  • (OCoLC)936411037
  • xx34963595

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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