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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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review

Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly

Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant.

Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens—on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles—the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral.

Fueled 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 further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident—the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins—he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

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