Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is an American author and academic, best known for his novels and satirical fiction. He gained widespread recognition for his book 'The Sellout,' which won the 2016 Man Booker Prize, making him the first American to win the award. His work often addresses issues of race and identity in the United States.


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  1. 1. The Sellout

    This satirical novel follows the story of an African-American man living in a small, agrarian town on the outskirts of Los Angeles. After his father's death, he attempts to reinstate slavery and segregation in his town as a means of creating a sense of identity for himself and his community. The novel explores themes of racial identity and equality in America, challenging societal norms and expectations through its provocative narrative.

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