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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Author: Colson Whitehead
Genre: Book About Racism | Book Set In Florida | Political Fiction
Publication Date: July 2019
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Summary
When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble.
As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.Anchor
Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
More About The Author, Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead was raised in Manhattan and is a graduate of Harvard College. An award-winning writer, his works appear in the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Harper’s. Whitehead has taught at numerous colleges and universities across the country, received many prestigious awards and fellowships, and currently lives in NYC. Read more about Colson Whitehead here.
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