The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout is a 2015 novel by Paul Beatty published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the UK by Oneworld Publications in 2016. The novel takes place in and around Los Angeles, California, and concerns a protagonist who grows artisanal marijuana and watermelons. Beatty has stated his motivation for writing the novel was that "[he] was broke".

The 620th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  3. - The Best Fiction Books of the 2010s (Time)
  4. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Sellout: A Novel Hardcover 668877 $37.03 $1.39 2015
El vendido (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 6958615 $20.25 $24.73 2018
The Sellout: A Novel Kindle Edition 8 2015
The Sellout 2016 Paperback 133512 $5.51 $5.50
The Sellout: A Novel Paperback 1 $4.00 $11.94 2016
The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty (2015-03-03) Hardcover 257086 $86.86 $76.95
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The Sellout: A Novel Audible Audio Edition 5 $17.95 2015