"SEMPER FI, SEMPER FUNKY": FIRST EDITION OF BEATTY'S THE SELLOUT
BEATTY, Paul. The Sellout. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2015). Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $750.
First edition of Beatty's powerful and comic Man Booker Prize-winner.
The Sellout "is among the most important and difficult American novels written in the 21st century… It is a bruising novel that readers will likely never forget" (Los Angeles Times). "The first 100 pages of [Paul Beatty's] new novel, The Sellout, are the most caustic and the most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I've read in at least a decade. I gave up underlining the killer bits because my arm began to hurt . . . [They] read like the most concussive monologues and interviews of Chris Rock, Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle wrapped in a satirical yet surprisingly delicate literary and historical sensibility" (New York Times).