The Sellout

The Sellout

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature

New York Times Bestseller

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Named One of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review

Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsweek, The Denver Post, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, and Publishers Weekly

Named a "Must-Read" by Flavorwire and New York Magazine's "Vulture" Blog

A biting satire about… (more)

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Editorial reviews (9 reviews)


Beatty’s novel breaks open the private jokes and secrets of blackness (one of which is that Being Black Is Fun) in a way that feels powerful and profane and that manages not to be escapist.

Perhaps the most topical novel of 2015, The Sellout will have readers re-evaluating their understanding of race and its marked significance on the lives of many Americans.

My understanding of The Sellout is similar to one’s grasp of a wave as it crests, triple-over-head, and pummels you. You feel the power but it’s difficult to explicate. You’re just trying to make it up for air.


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

Awards: Man Booker Prize 2016 winner, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2015 winner


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