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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

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ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE

 

WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE


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.

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