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by James W. Lewis

  • ISBN: 0982719302
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: James W. Lewis
  • Subcategory: United States
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Pantheon Collective (TPC) (June 7, 2010)
  • Pages: 292 pages
  • FB2 size: 1698 kb
  • EPUB size: 1954 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 347
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SELLOUT by James W. Lewis. what can I say. Once I started this book I did not want to put it down. The characters in Sellout are discovering the issues that come along with dating outside of their race.

SELLOUT by James W. Tammy, Terrell, Penelope and Dedrick each learn the issues that can come with dating outside of your race. Once I started this book I did not want.

People who date interracially are often called traitors to their own kind. Loan Officer Tammy McDonald has just come out of another failed relationship with a wannabe thug. To break this destructive pattern, she leaves her home city of Dallas for San Diego.

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SELLOUT follows three individuals from different backgrounds-a black woman, black man and white woman-and the consequences of interracial dating.

SELLOUT follows three individuals from different backgrounds-a black woman, black man and white woman-and the consequences of interracial dating. In their quest to find what they think is missing in their lives, they encounter guilt, fear, and struggles they never anticipate. ncluding murder.

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Reviews about Sellout (7):
Musical Aura Island
This book had a good premise but the execution left a lot to be desired. The book stemmed around three characters, Terrell, Tammy and Penelope. Terrell had a few bad experiences with black women so he decided to start dating white women only. Penelope was one of those trailer chicks who decided she wanted to date black men because they were forbidden. Tammy decided to have a fling with a white man after her boyfriend turned out to be a cheater and an arms dealer. The first problem I had with the book was the fact that Dedrick's sister Sheryl was the stereotypical "black" woman who doesn't have a man, is bitter because she sees black men with white women and the only guy she hangs around is a gay black man. Hello? Not all black women are angry and bitter nor do we all hang around with gay black men. For once I would like to see black authors portray us as something other than gold diggers, hood rats or bitter and angry. Tammy was supposed to be an educated black woman but the best line she could come up with was "boy, stop it." Really. Who talks like this to other adults? No one that I know. As if the rest of the book didn't leave a bitter taste in my mouth, Penelope was responsible for Dedrick being in the hospital and because she "saved" his life all of a sudden Sheryl was so nice to her and wanted to accept her? No one makes a 360 degree change like that in a course of a few minutes I don't care what the circumstances are. Especially considering the fact that Penelope's brother was the reason he was in the hospital in the first place. The ending was too abrupt. One minute they are talking to Dedrick, the next Terrell is stating that there was just a mixture of white and black people in the room, no sellouts. That left me scratching my head and even more frustrated. There was another book preview at the end of this one but I don't think I'll be ordering it.
Talvinl
Personally, as a black woman, I have no problem with people dating outside their race as long as its done for the right reason. In Sellout, the characters all had valid reasons for going outside of their race, but I feel they did it out of spite instead of desire.

Dedrick dated Penelope, a white woman with a body normally associated with sistas. Dedrick just point blank said he date white women because that's what he liked while Penelope always had a fantasy of tasting the forbidden fruit, but her father and brother's racial hate and threats always stopped her from going there.

Terrell in the beginning was dating Tasha, a sista that had hangups with white women taking all of the black men especially the ones with something to offer. Tammy was in love with Craig an unemployed, cheating, lazy bum who only wanted to be taken care of, until a note in his pocket woke her from the spell he had her under. Both Tammy and Terrell had had it with dating within their race and decided to play in the snow until they crossed each other's path.

Sellout was loaded with how the minds of people work when it comes to interracial dating. The story moved slow in areas, but all with purpose. There are still some loose ends that needs to be tied up to give the story it's due which can only be done via a sequel.
Sarin
When you see a handsome, successful Black man walking down the street with a blonde haired, blue-eyed white woman on his arm, some black women take offense and automatically look at that black man as a "sellout." Some people may feel as if that man is a "traitor" to his race. Dating interracially is more common in this day and age, but some folks still have strong views on this topic.

Tammy McDonald is a beautiful black woman who is a loan officer in a bank. After a failed relationship with yet another black man, who proved to be lazy, unambitious and thuggish in nature, she packs her bags and moves from Dallas to San Diego for a fresh start. Everywhere she turns, all she seems to see is interracial couples. Tammy never really considered dating outside her race until a co-worker lays on his charm.

Terrell Jackson is a handsome, successful, eligible bachlor. After a failed relationship to a black woman whom he was faithful to and treated with the utmost respect, Terrell begins to cross the color lines to see if there really is a difference between black women and white women.

Penelope Miller is the white woman that has always had a hidden desire for the black man. Growing up in the South with a racist father will do that to you though. So when she moves far away from home, never would she have ever imagined she would fall head over heels in love with a black man. The question is, how will her family react when they find out?

Sellout was an awesome debut novel by James W. Lewis. Mr. Lewis had me laughing out loud at some points and had me really thinking at others. Mr. Lewis does an excellent job in showing both sides of the color spectrum. If you are looking for an enjoyable read, this book is for you. Sellout would also make an excellent novel for a bookclub discussion. I am looking forward to future works by this author.
Punind
One it was dragged out too much for me. I am a Black woman and I date other races. I thought this book would give more insight into how it feels to be the "sellout" and why others feel that way. But it seemed to just be the same stereotypes, girls from the south with redneck family members, angry Black women, Black men dating white women and white women just wanting to explore. It just could have been more than that. Idk how to explain it further, just fell a lil short for me, sometimes ppl just like all races and I think I just wanted to see that side instead of ppl being angry with their race so they are trying something new.

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