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Questions about the novel 'The Sellout' (2015) by Paul Beatty. Use with the tag [paul-beatty].

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Slang way of writing in "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

I'm reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. In the following paragraph, the last sentence is written in slang: "Buckwheat, I dun tol’ yo’ pappy, I ain’t takin’ care uh nun ob hiz odder chil’ren!"...
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"Stupid fluttering motherfuckers" in "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

I'm reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. In this paragraph I have some difficulties in the following paragraph: we’re the black moths in that classic evolution photo, clinging to the dark, soot-...
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Meaning of "thumb-sucking charges" in The Sellout by Paul Beatty

I'm reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. In this paragraph I can't understand the meaning of "thumb-sucking charges" in this paragraph: Ample bosoms first, she hops the rail, bogarts her way ...
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Meaning of "timing ones run and sprinting" in "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty

I'm reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. In this paragraph I have some difficulties: Facing north, I timed my run and sprinted between a speeding Maserati and two teenagers in a birthday BMW ...
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Meaning of “City Lites”

I'm reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. One of the sections is titled: "City Lites" The first thing that comes to my mind is Charlie Chaplin's famous movie. But what else can be understood ...
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