1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. All readers are invited to join the book club as they discuss “The Sellout” by Paul Beatty.
The review in The New Yorker by Hua Hsu states-
… Beatty’s fourth novel, “The Sellout,” arrives at, and responds to, a very different political moment. If Beatty’s previous novels skewered the early days of institutional multiculturalism and the weird frictions of integration, then “The Sellout” captures a time when diversity has gone completely mainstream. It’s animated by a desire to understand the paradoxes of that time—of a multitudinous America that contains both Barack Obama’s election and Trayvon Martin’s murder. A time when the conversation on race seems both terminal and never-ending, when the promise of ever more conversation is offered as an end in itself. When Starbucks encourages its customers to talk about race with their local barista. As Beatty forewarned in 1996, “Everything was multicultural, but nothing was multicultural.”
The club meets regularly on the first Sunday of each month. Call 717-655-2915 for more information.