The Nickel Boys (Hardcover)

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Whitehead's latest masterpiece is inspired by a real place: a boys reform school in Florida that, despite a history of horrific abuse, operated for over 100 years. Elwood Curtis is a black teenager in the early '60s who winds up at the Nickel School because of bad luck, and his time spent at the school raises powerful questions about idealism, privilege, and the sand futility of holding powerful people accountable for their crimes, whitehead manages to land on the perfect language and imagery, time after time. Not a word is wasted, and it's all brilliant.

— Erika

Product Details
ISBN: 9784152099785
ISBN-10: 415209978X
Publisher: Hayakawa Publishing
Publication Date: November 19th, 2020
Language: Japanese