A Novel

Book - 2001 | First Anchor Books edition
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Random House, Inc.
As fast-paced and hard-edged as the Harlem streets it portrays, Tuffshows off all of the amazing skill that Paul Beatty showed off in his first novel,The White Boy Shuffle.

Weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston “Tuffy” Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his ideaCap’n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife, Yolanda, he married from jail over the phone. Shrewdly comical as this dazzling novel is, it turns acerbically sublime when the frustrated Tuffy agrees to run for City Council. Smartly irreverent and edgily fierce,Tuff is a bona fide original.

Baker & Taylor
Raised by a Marxist revolutionary, nineteen-year-old Winston "Tuffy" Foshay accepts a $20,000 bribe to run for city council and turns his world upside down in the political arena.

& Taylor

The author of The White Boy Shuffle returns with a witty, unproarious comic novel about a nineteen-year-old kid who is bribed to run for city council by his mentor, an African-American rabbi named Spencer Jefferson. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2001
Edition: First Anchor Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780385721110
Branch Call Number: FICTION BEATTY
Characteristics: 259 pages ; 21 cm


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