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The White Boy Shuffle

The White Boy Shuffle

Paul Beatty
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The first novel from National Book Critics Circle Award and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sellout

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.


Paul Beatty is the author of the novels Tuff, Slumberland and The Sellout, and the poetry collections Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce. He was the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. In 2016, he became the first American to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout. In 2017, he was the winner the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award. He lives in New York City.


  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 07, 2021
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 5.46 X 8.3 X 0.66 inches | 0.47 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Paperback
  • EAN/UPC: 9781250808233
  • BISAC Categories: Literary, African American - General, Satire
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