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Beatty, Paul. THE SELLOUT. London, England: Oneworld Publications, 2016. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 290 pages. As New.

The author's breakthrough fourth novel. One of the most sensational literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Paul Beatty's "The Sellout". "The most lacerating American satire in years" (The Guardian Cover Blurb). "The first truly great satirical novel of the century. A comic masterpiece. One of the smartest and most honest reflections on race and identity in America in a very long time" (Michael Schaub). "Swiftian satire of the highest order. Giddy, scathing, and dazzling" (The Wall Street Journal). An absolute "must-have" title for Paul Beatty collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, dated (on the day of publication), and inscribed ("lined") in black pen-marker on the title page by the author: " 'So what exactly is our thing? ' 5th May 2016 Paul Beatty". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The inscription is the very last line of the novel. It comes with pristine copies of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained and the "MAN Booker Paul Beatty Winner 2016" Souvenir Badge (which is rare and lovely), issued right after (and reportedly during the) Awards Night. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, publication-day dated, and inscribed ("lined") copy of the First British Edition/First Printing (with Souvenir Materials) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Please note: The British Edition is a softcover original only. Almost ALL other copies available online are subsequent printings. Alas, MOST copies of the American true first are badly remainder-marked, which destroys any collectible value they might have had despite what other dealers say about the mark being a sign and part of the book's "literary history". Publishing history perhaps, as proof that publishers are as bloody-minded as ever, but not literary. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 2016 for "The Sellout". One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374260508. $300.00

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