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Publisher Comments:

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."

Review:

"Hip-hop poet Beatty delivers a first novel that almost lives up to its hype. His manic energy and nothing-sacred sensibility add up to some inspired irreverence in a book mocking every sacred cow of Afro-American history....A wildly inventive debut that veers between spirited brilliance and Def Comedy Jam vulgarity." Kirkus Reviews

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"Possessing a growing reputation as his generation's poetic spokesman, Beatty proves in his first novel that his talent is not limited to verse....Beatty undeniably proves his prowess at whatever literary game he chooses to play." Booklist

Synopsis:

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."

Synopsis:

In Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, Gunnar Kaufman is an awkward black surfer bum who moves from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar.

About the Author

Paul Beatty is also the author of the novel Tuff and two books of poetry, Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce. He lives in New York City.

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Ashleyinportland, October 23, 2006 (view all comments by Ashleyinportland)
this is one of the best novels I have read in a year....I loved it I think it is somthing anyone who is African-Amrican in them should read this. this book made me laugh sooo hard...this book made me cry! I dont cry when reading! but this book got me to cry! READ it...you'll enjoy it for sure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312280192
Author:
Beatty, Paul
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
FIC043000
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.49 x 0.66 in

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Product details 240 pages Picador USA - English 9780312280192 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hip-hop poet Beatty delivers a first novel that almost lives up to its hype. His manic energy and nothing-sacred sensibility add up to some inspired irreverence in a book mocking every sacred cow of Afro-American history....A wildly inventive debut that veers between spirited brilliance and Def Comedy Jam vulgarity."
"Review" by , "Possessing a growing reputation as his generation's poetic spokesman, Beatty proves in his first novel that his talent is not limited to verse....Beatty undeniably proves his prowess at whatever literary game he chooses to play."
"Synopsis" by ,
Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."

"Synopsis" by , In Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, Gunnar Kaufman is an awkward black surfer bum who moves from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar.
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