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The Sellout: Winner of the Man Booker Prize

The Sellout: Winner of the Man Booker Prize


作者  /  Paul Beatty

出版社 / OneWorld Publications

出版日期 / 2017/06/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$420

售價 / 79折, NT$ 332

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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?

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal


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.

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 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.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681456400002
ISBN 13 /9781786071460
ISBN 10 /1786071460
EAN /9781786071460

頁數304
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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