The Sellout


Paul Beatty

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Laurel Lescook Character Analysis

Laurel Lescook is the narrator’s mother. He grew up not knowing her, and the only information he had about her was from an article in Jet magazine when she was named “Beauty of the Week.” When he eventually tracks her down, she remembers the narrator’s father as a creepy man who harassed her.
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Laurel Lescook Character Timeline in The Sellout

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Chapter 3
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Gender, Sex, and Hypersexualization Theme Icon
...his teenage students. The narrator’s mother was a Jet magazine “Beauty of the Week” named Laurel Lescook . For a long time, the only information the narrator had about her came from... (full context)