'The Sellout' By Paul Beatty

March 4, 2015 2:19 PM

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'The Sellout' By Paul Beatty

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What we think: In the prologue to his lyrical new novel The Sellout, Paul Beatty’s protagonist turns a snarky, discerning eye toward Washington, D.C., observing that the city is supposed to look like ancient Rome, “that is, if the streets of ancient Rome were lined with homeless black people, bomb-s...

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