Sinopsis de SELLOUT

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral. What's more, Dickens has literally been wiped off the map to save California from further embarrassment. Fuelled by despair, the narrator sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. In his trademark absurdist style, which has the uncanny ability to make readers want to both laugh and cry, The Sellout is an outrageous and outrageously entertaining indictment of our time.

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Lo leí en español, en la edición de Malpaso. Es una sátira feroz y muy bien escrita sobre las políticas raciales en Estados Unidos. Tiene una profusión de expresiones y referencias a la cultura popular americana, en especial a la negra, que lo puede dejar a uno afuera en algunos momentos. Los giros idiomáticos son de uso habitual y eso hace a veces difícil concentrarse en la trama. De todos modos, convengamos en que está funciona en general como una excusa para la sátira y el ejercicio lingüístico antes que como un fin en sí misma. Gran libro, pero no para todos.


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