O vendido

Editora Todavia S.A
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É um romance urgente, que aborda com humor corrosivo questões de raça e identidade que estão na ordem do dia, e nos força a enxergar de forma crua a sociedade em que vivemos. Vencedor do MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016. Nascido em Dickens, no subúrbio de Los Angeles, Eu, o narrador de O vendido, passou a maior parte da juventude como cobaia para estudos raciais realizados por seu pai, um polêmico sociólogo. Quando o pai é subitamente morto em um tiroteio com a polícia e é anunciado que Dickens será varrida do mapa da Califórnia por motivos políticos e econômicos, Eu tenta salvar a cidade através de um controverso experimento social: instalar uma segregação racial às avessas. Vencedor do Man Booker Prize de 2016, O vendido é uma critica mordaz a respeito de questões raciais ainda tão presentes – nos Estados Unidos, mas também no Brasil de nossos dias.
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About the author

Paul Beatty é uma das grandes novas vozes da ficção norte-americana. Nasceu em Los Angeles, nos Estados Unidos, em 1962. Além de O vendido, é o autor dos romances Slumberland, Tuff e The white boy shuffle. Atual mente mora em Nova York onde dá aulas na Columbia University.
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Publisher
Editora Todavia S.A
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Published on
Jul 12, 2017
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9788593828058
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Language
Portuguese
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Satire
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 Laureat Nagrody Bookera w 2016 roku!

„Niebywale śmieszna, wybornie obrazoburcza, zjadliwie inteligentna parodia naszej kultury”. The San Francisco Chronicle

Dzieło satyrycznego geniusza w szczytowej formie, kwestionuje niemal każdą obiegową prawdę na temat amerykańskiego społeczeństwa. Poruszająca, ważna powieść, niebywałe i niebywale zabawne oskarżenie naszych czasów.

Narrator Sprzedawczyka, urodzony w „rolniczym getcie” Dickens, na południowych przedmieściach Los Angeles, był w dzieciństwie obiektem badań psychologicznych o podłożu rasowym. Teraz pędzi żywot Kalifornijczyka z niższej klasy średniej. Wychowuje go samotny ojciec, kontrowersyjny socjolog, który zapewniał, że jego pamiętniki rozwiążą ich problemy finansowe. Kiedy jednak ojciec ginie w policyjnej strzelaninie, bohater zdaje sobie sprawę, że nigdy nie było żadnych pamiętników. Zostaje mu tylko rachunek za pośpieszny pogrzeb.

Zwiedziony i rozczarowany stanem, w jakim znalazło się jego rodzinne miasto, narrator próbuje naprawić krzywdę: przed laty, żeby oszczędzić Kalifornii dalszego wstydu, Dickens zostało dosłownie wymazane z mapy. Z pomocą najsławniejszego mieszkańca miasta – ostatniego żyjącego członka Klanu Urwisów, Sorgo Jenkinsa – podejmuje się niewyobrażalnie odrażającego czynu: na nowo wprowadza niewolnictwo, a w miejscowym liceum – segregację, co doprowadza go przed oblicze Sądu Najwyższego.

„Sprzedawczyk porywa cię i porzuca w zupełnie innym miejscu”. The New York Times

„Sprzedawczyk to jedna z najważniejszych i najtrudniejszych amerykańskich powieści, jakie powstały w XXI wieku. Bolesna książka, której czytelnicy zapewne nigdy nie zapomną”. Los Angeles Times

„Arcydzieło dowcipu, a co więcej – jedna z najmądrzejszych i najuczciwszych od bardzo dawna refleksji na temat rasy i tożsamości w Ameryce”. NPR.org

Not far in the future, Francesca is an apprentice in the idyllic, agrarian community of Heron Fleet. She loves her impetuous partner Anya and the community acts as mother and father to her, as its founders intended. But outside Heron Fleet, the world is violent. Only a remnant of city populations, organised into violent despotic scavenger gangs, cling on by combing through rubble in search of food. They are the survivors of an ecological disaster. The causes have been forgotten, but the climate suffers with harsh, cold winters and short, hot summers. Between these two worlds, Tobias trades food gathered from agrarian communities for raw materials from the cities. But most of all he seeks books that might help him understand what happened to the climate; he believes that if humans are to have a long-term future, the agrarian communities must expand. Francesca rescues Tobias when his boat is wrecked by a storm and his arrival coincides with a crisis in Francesca and Anya’s relationship. This pushes Heron Fleet into a turmoil, which threatens the community’s cohesion and brings the ethical basis on which the community was originally formed into doubt. Heron Fleet asks many questions. To what extent is necessity an excuse for the suppression of basic human rights? How easy would it be for our comfortable society to become poor, nasty and brutish? Is there a natural urge to be literate? What is the proper duty of the individual to the community? The book, which has been inspired by a number of authors, including Margaret Atwood, John Christopher and Russell Hoban, will appeal to fans of speculative literature. Author Paul weaves gripping dystopian fiction with an underlying theme of global warming, posing questions about human nature and needs – both for today’s society and for the future.
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