Coupon
I Am Not Sidney Poitier
by Percival Everett


Overview -

I Am Not Sidney Poitier is an irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America
"I was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker, a swashbuckler, a knight. I accepted, then and there, my place in the world.  Read more...


 
In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 51 copies from $3.48
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
 
 
 
Overview

I Am Not Sidney Poitier is an irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America
"I was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker, a swashbuckler, a knight. I accepted, then and there, my place in the world. I was a fighter of windmills. I was a chaser of whales. I was Not Sidney Poitier."

Not Sidney Poitier is an amiable young man in an absurd country. The sudden death of his mother orphans him at age eleven, leaving him with an unfortunate name, an uncanny resemblance to the famous actor, and, perhaps more fortunate, a staggering number of shares in the Turner Broadcasting Corporation.

Percival Everett's hilarious new novel follows Not Sidney's tumultuous life, as the social hierarchy scrambles to balance his skin color with his fabulous wealth. Maturing under the less-than watchful eye of his adopted foster father, Ted Turner, Not gets arrested in rural Georgia for driving while black, sparks a dinnertable explosion at the home of his manipulative girlfriend, and sleuths a murder case in Smut Eye, Alabama, all while navigating the recurrent communication problem: ""What's your name?" a kid would ask. "Not Sidney," I would say. "Okay, then what is it?""

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781555975272
  • ISBN-10: 1555975275
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 234
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > General

 
BAM Customer Reviews