Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Man Booker Prize, Paul Beatty for his novel ‘The Sellout’! Who is also the first American! Who is also African-American!
Turned down 18 times, ‘The Sellout’ is sharp and satirical and has been called by The Wall Street Journal a “Swiftian satire of the highest order. Like someone shouting fire in a crowded theatre, Mr Beatty has whispered ‘Racism’ in a postracial world” and is so relevant given the hot topic button of “Black Lives Matter”.
Despite my past history of general difficulty of digesting satirical novels, I have now added this to my TBR list.