This novel was the first American winner of the prestigious Man Booker prize. The narrator lives in Dickens, an agrarian community in the center of Los Angeles, whose most famous resident is Hominy Jenkins, the last surviving member of the Little Rascals. Dickens has been wiped off the map of Los Angeles, and the narrator seeks to right this injustice by reinstituting segregation and slavery within its confines. This is a satire, a dystopian novel, and the language used is not for everyone. Thought provoking and occasionally laugh out loud funny.