Slumberland (Paperback)
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Slumberland (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/05/2017
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Scabrously satirical and laugh-out-loud funny, the breakout second novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sellout traces a DJ's pilgrimage to a recently unified Berlin in pursuit of a legendary jazzman to augment his sonic masterpiece.

After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, aka the Schwa, a little known avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods and the Berlin Wall in search of his artistic - and spiritual - other.

Ferocious, bombastic and laugh-out-loud funny, Slumberland is the second novel from Man Booker-winner Paul Beatty, a comic genius at the top of his game.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786072214
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'What Gore Vidal did for sex and gender constructs, Beatty does for race and prominent black Americans, with sacred cow-tipping on nearly every page. Waterfalls of wordplay that pool and merge like acid jazz on the page.' - Washington Post

'A remarkably strange and funny meditation...revelatory and mind-blowing.' - Seattle Times

'Shockingly original' - The Times

'A literary freestyler with brio to burn... scabrous and very funny' - Guardian

'A no-holds-barred comedic romp' - Junot Diaz

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