FREE FIRST CHAPTER: The Sellout

  • by Paul Beatty
  • Narrated by Prentice Onayemi
  • 0 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Born in Dickens, Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's memoir will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed, he discovers there never was a memoir.
Fuelled by despair, he sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

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What the Critics Say

"Outrageous, hilarious and profound.... It takes a whole other level of sheer audacity to expose atrocious things through the play of wit.... Juiciness stains every lovely page of Beatty's mad, marvellous, toothsome book." (Financial Times)
"There's satire and then there's satire, and without question Paul Beatty's caustic third novel, The Sellout, definitely falls into the latter category...brutally honest and very funny." (Independent)

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Hilarious first chapter

For a first chapter I am already hooked! Absolutely hilarious and great performance by the narrator. Definitely satire at its best and well worth the Booker Prize.
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- Suswati "Obsessed with psychological thrillers, crime, mystery and dystopian fictions. A good drama now and again. A harsh critic at times."

Very amusing with a serious underlying message.

Dark humour, hard to hear every words at times but a voice in keeping with the character.
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- Rachel Murphy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2016
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks