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February Book Group: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

‘Dumbfounded, I stood before the court, trying to figure out if there was a state of being between ‘guilty’ and “innocent.” Why were those my only alternatives? I thought. Why couldn’t I be “neither” or “both”? After a long pause, I finally faced the bench and said, “Your Honor, I plead human.”‘

Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout made him the first American author to win the Man Booker Prize, and has received critical acclaim from all across the literary reviewing spectrum. A satirical novel about race, politics and humanity, the novel follows one man’s ill-fated attempts to reintroduce slavery and segregation to the end of saving his obscure town outside Los Angeles. Described as ‘funny and daring’ by The Guardian and ‘grimly hilarious’ by The Telegraph, this novel attacks controversial topics that make many squeamish, and therefore we think it’s going to make a brilliant book group book!

Whether you’re a stalwart Book Grouper or have never been before, you’re most welcome at the Golden Hare Book Group. No booking required, just turn up at the bookshop in time to start at 6.30pm – wine, soft drinks and nibbles are provided free of charge!

As ever, those intending to attend will receive 15% off the book group.


February 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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