Three Stars for Paul Beatty’s THE SELLOUT

“Beatty, author of the deservedly highly praised THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE (1996), here outdoes himself and possibly everybody else in a send-up of race, popular culture, and politics in today’s America . . . Beatty hits on all cylinders in a darkly funny, dead-on-target, elegantly written satire . . . [THE SELLOUT] is frequently laugh-out-loud funny and, in the way of the great ones, profoundly thought provoking. A major contribution.”–Booklist (starred review)

“Beatty’s satirical latest is a droll, biting look at racism in modern America . . . Wildly funny but deadly serious, Beatty’s caper is populated by outrageous caricatures, and its damning social critique carries the day.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[Paul Beatty] is back with his most penetratingly satirical novel yet. Beatty has never been afraid to stir the pot when it comes to racial and socioeconomic issues, and his latest is no different. In fact, this novel is his most incendiary . . . Fans of satire and blatantly honest-and often laugh-out-loud funny-discussions of race and class will be rewarded on each page. Beatty never backs down, and readers are the beneficiaries. Another daring, razor-sharp novel from a writer with talent to burn.” —Kirkus (starred review)

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