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Slumberland

A Novel

By Paul Beatty

The breakout novel from a literary virtuoso about a disaffected Los Angeles DJ who travels to post-Wall Berlin in search of his transatlantic doppelganger.
Hailed by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best writers of his generation, Paul Beatty turns his incisive eye to man’s search for meaning and identity in an increasingly chaotic world.
After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, 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, the preventdefense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic—and spiritual—other.
Ferocious, bombastic, and laugh-out-loud funny, Slumberland is vintage Paul Beatty and belongs on the shelf next to Jonathan Lethem, Colson Whitehead, and Junot Diaz.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2008

ISBN

9781596912403


Format: Book
Author: Beatty, Paul
Title: Slumberland : a novel / Paul Beatty.
Publisher Date: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.
Subject: African American men -- Fiction Musicians -- Fiction African Americans -- Germany -- Fiction. Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781596912403 1596912405
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Beatty
Oclc: 179789518
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Bib Id: 297931

Format: Book
Author: Beatty, Paul
Title: Slumberland : a novel / Paul Beatty.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.
Description: 243 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: African American men -- Fiction
Subjects: Musicians -- Fiction
Subjects: African Americans -- Germany -- Fiction.
Subjects: Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990 -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2007045049
ISBN: 9781596912403
ISBN: 1596912405
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Beatty