THE NICKEL BOYS: SIGNED By Colson Whitehead 1st Edition
THE NICKEL BOYS COLSON WHITEHEAD FLEET PUBLISHING / LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP SIGNED BY COLSON WHITEHEAD 1ST EDITION / PRINTING PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR FOR A SECOND TIME NOW!! He has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice - in 2017 & now 2020 with THIS book. Throbbing with righteous anger and visceral prose, The Nickel Boys takes the real-life Florida reform school as a jumping off point to explore the tensions inherent in the US Civil Rights movement. Powerful and incendiary, The Nickel Boys cements Whitehead’s formidable reputation as one of the greatest living American writers. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida. Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart: he is as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, brought up by his loving, strict and clearsighted grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy, which claims to provide 'physical, intellectual and moral training' which will equip its inmates to become 'honorable and honest men'. In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where physical, emotional and sexual abuse is rife, where corrupt officials and tradesmen do a brisk trade in supplies intended for the school, and where any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great American novelist whose work is essential to understanding the current reality of the United States. Publisher: Little, Brown Book GroupISBN: 9780349726328Number of pages: 224Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm
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