The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) - Colson Whitehead

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By Colson Whitehead

  • Release Date: 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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Free Download The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Ebook. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

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 

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller 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 Jim Crow-era Florida.

 
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.
 
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.

Reviews

  • Filled with unnecessary detail

    1
    By Dopehope32
    I was looking forward to reading a fiction book about a real situation. Not hundreds of pages of details unrelated wot the true story of the White House Boys.
  • The Nickel Boys

    3
    By Jessely!
    Interesting, informative story based on real events. But I could not get into the writing style.
  • Stellar writing

    5
    By Red Baroness
    This is an incredibly well-written book. The pace was beautiful, the narrative n and point of view switches were seamless. I always enjoy tales that involve well-done fact/fiction such as this. Another notch on the belt for Mr. Whitehead.
  • A chilling account of racism and abuse of humanity

    5
    By kaykaybean13
    These people will stay with me for long after I’ve finished the book. I read the book from start to finish without putting it down. At times, I found my hand on my heart and it was racing over the terrifying life these young children were forced to endure at the hands of incredibly evil and criminal autho
  • Wouldn’t recommend

    3
    By drew9-
    Disjointed and rushed
  • The nickel boys

    5
    By imabuttie
    Brilliant!!!! Couldn’t stop reading....surprising and excellent denouement....can’t wait to recommend to my friends and family...imabuttie
  • Great

    5
    By Cut wood
    Great book. It takes you into the world of the boys at Nickel. Well written and a sad but important story. It’s such a shame what went on.
  • The Nickel Boys

    5
    By Joanabake
    Harrowing. If this doesn’t illustrate some of the abuses of the justice system, I’m not sure how to do it more graphically
  • the Nickel Boys

    5
    By malarala
    Painful and powerful - thought provoking.. an excellent read and a timely topic to revisit and consider
  • Continues still

    5
    By class of 63
    That this story still continues today is a horrific reminder of how much ground we are losing in racial justice and equality everyday.