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Tuff by Paul Beatty
Book DescriptionAs fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays," "Tuff" "shows off all of the amazing skill that Paul Beatty showed off in his first novel, The White Boy Shuffle. Weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston Tuffy Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea "Cap n Crunch: The Movie," starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife, Yolanda, he married from jail over the phone. Shrewdly comical as this dazzling novel is, it turns acerbically sublime when the frustrated Tuffy agrees to run for City Council. Smartly irreverent and edgily fierce, Tuff is a bona fide original."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385721110
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Beatty
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, The Sellout is the most important novel of 2016
White Boy Shuffle, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Paul Beatty
Born into a long line of Uncle Toms, Gunnar Kaufman grew up doing the perfect white boy shuffle in Santa Monica. Now the street-stupid kid has to learn - and fast - how to survive the hard-line homeboys of inner-city LA.
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Author Biography - Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty has published two volumes of poetry and one other novel, The White Boy Shuffle." "He lives in New York City.""
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