The White Boy Shuffle
The White Boy Shuffle
A Novel

Ever been smacked so hard it makes you giggle?

Me neither.

—Recommended by Tân, City Lights Books

Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people."

Title The White Boy Shuffle
Subtitle A Novel
Author Paul Beatty
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 04 May 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 031228019X
ISBN-13 9780312280192
Publication Date 04 May 2001
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.

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