Undercover Book Club meets approximately once every four to six weeks. The meetings take place Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the bookstore. Our members receive 10% off the current book club title when purchased at Undercover. Once a member, we'll let you know each month what the current book is and the date of the meeting. You can also visit our Facebook Page for more Book Club Event Information.
Undercover welcomes other book clubs to register with the store and we will be happy to bring in their books at a discount. Please inquire at the store.
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The sellout by paul beatty
Beatty’s satirical latest (after Slumberland) is a droll, biting look at racism in modern America. At the novel’s opening, its narrator, a black farmer whose last name is Me, has been hauled before the Supreme Court for keeping a slave and reinstituting racial segregation in Dickens, an inner-city neighborhood in Los Angeles inexplicably zoned for agrarian use. When Dickens is erased from the map by gentrification, Me hatches a modest proposal to bring it back by segregating the local school. While his logic may be skewed, there is a perverse method in his madness; he is aided by Hominy, a former child star from The Little Rascals, who insists that Me take him as his slave. Beatty gleefully catalogues offensive racial stereotypes but also reaches further, questioning what exactly constitutes black identity in America. Wildly funny but deadly serious, Beatty’s caper is populated by outrageous caricatures, and its damning social critique carries the day.