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From the author of the 2016 Man Booker Prize winner The Sellout comes a novel as fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays. Age nineteen and 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. He s funny and fierce, frustrated and feared. And when Tuff decides to run for City Council, this dazzling novel goes from profoundly funny to acerbically sublime.Populated with an incisively hilarious supporting case and filled with meaning and irreverent, Tuff is satire at its hard-edged best."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385721110
ISBN-10: 0385721110
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of the novelsTuff, Slumberland, The White Boy Shuffle and the 2016 Man Booker Prize winnerThe 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. He lives in New York City."

Books By Author Paul Beatty

Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout

Paperback, June 2017
White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty

The White Boy Shuffle

Paperback, May 2017
Slumberland by Paul Beatty


Paperback, May 2017
Tuff by Paul Beatty


Paperback, May 2017