Paul Beatty’s wickedly funny novel is the California Book Club’s February 2021 selection.
This blisteringly funny novel is a lacerating takedown of racial stereotypes and much of American culture. Taking place in Los Angeles, where Beatty was raised, the book centers on an unnamed character who embarks on a mission to get his “ghetto community,” Dickens, reinstated on the map. The Sellout won Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize, becoming the first-ever American novel to receive the award.
AUTHOR PAUL BEATTY IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN FREEMAN
When: Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5 p.m. Pacific time
Format: John Freeman will lead a free hour-long conversation with Paul Beatty, which will include a reading by Beatty and questions from the audience. Produced by Alta for streaming on Zoom.