The White Boy Shuffle

The White Boy Shuffle

Paperback (04 May 2017)

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Synopsis

'A thousand-miles-an-hour hoot.' Esquire
'Hilarious…and immensely moving.' The New Yorker
'A blast of satirical heat from the talented heart of black American life.' New York Times

White Boy Shuffle is Man Booker-winner Paul Beatty's electrifying debut novel about teenage-surf-bum Gunnar Kaufman who is forced to wise up when his mother moves from suburban Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighbourhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a 'divided, downtrodden people'.  

A bombastic coming-of-age novel that has the uncanny ability to make readers want to laugh and cry at the same time,Beatty mingles horrific reality with wild fancy in this outlandish, laugh-out-loud funny and poignant vision of contemporary America.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786072252
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 267
Weight: 276g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 22mm