The White Boy Shuffle

The White Boy Shuffle

Book - 1996
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An awkward black surfer bum is moved from Santa Monica to West Los Angeles, where he begins to undergo a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, eventually becoming the reluctant hero of the neighborhood.
Publisher: New York : Picador, c1996.
Edition: 1st Picador USA ed.
ISBN: 9780312280192
Branch Call Number: BEATTY P
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 21 cm
"First published in the United States by Houghton Mifflin Company--T.p. verso


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Jan 11, 2019

"Everything was multicultural, but nothing was multicultural." Los Angeles-born, New York-based (He teaches at Columbia.) writer Paul Beatty became the first American to win the Booker Prize for his 2015 novel "The Sellout." While I liked that book, his earlier novel, "The White Boy Shuffle," is way better and way funnier; a full title, brash satire of just about every conceivable stereotype and cliche associated with black American lives. Like all good satire, Beatty has a worthy target and is unafraid to push boundaries and to offend. Pick this book up now!


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