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The Sellout

The Sellout

作者 : Paul Beatty

出版社 : OneWorld Publications

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定價 : NT 420

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2016曼布克獎得主

一名黑人青年為何會支持種族隔離制度與奴隸制的再度恢復?
看詩人作家Paul Beatty如何挑戰及顛覆美國現代社會的種族議題

榮獲2015年全美書評人協會獎虛構類作品提名
《紐約時報》及《華爾街日報》提名2015年最佳書籍


「堪稱21世紀最重要的美國小說作品之一,只要讀過你將永生難忘!」
--《洛杉磯時報》

Paul Beatty充滿諷刺及幽默的全新作品,微妙隱射美國難解的種族問題,挑戰不平等的美國憲法、民權運動,及深入探討父子關係。主角從小成長在有農業貧民窟之稱的洛杉磯郊區小鎮,並由身為社會學家的父親獨自扶養,從小就被父親當作邊緣社會專題的研究對象,並期望父親的研究會帶領他脫離貧困與絕望,直到父親慘遭警察誤殺,所有的夢想也毀於一夕。現在,他的家鄉正面臨從地圖徹底消失的困境,他提出抗議只為求平等與尊重,為了吸引當權者的注意,他在當地的一所高中展開一場種族隔離的實驗,並支持再度恢復奴隸制度,這樣的實驗反而讓他遭受美國最高法院的無情審判,這整個瘋狂的舉動,到底是他背叛了自己的同族,還是社會制度背叛了他?

Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes, he is shocked to discover, when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, that there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral.Fuelled 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 embarrassment. Enlisting the help of Dickens' most famous resident - Hominy Jenkins - he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school. What follows is a remarkable journey that challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement and the holy grail of racial equality - the black Chinese restaurant.
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