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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE
WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2020
On this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and Nationwide E book Award-winning #1 New York Occasions bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes one other strand of American historical past by means of the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform faculty in Jim Crow-era Florida.
When Elwood Curtis, a black boy rising up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory known as the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s solely salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens regardless of Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the one option to survive is to scheme and keep away from bother. As life on the Academy turns into ever extra perilous, the stress between Elwood’s beliefs and Turner’s skepticism results in a choice whose repercussions will echo down the a long time.
Primarily based on the true story of a reform faculty that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of hundreds of youngsters, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, pushed narrative that showcases an excellent American novelist writing on the top of his powers.
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