The Nickel Boys (Paperback)

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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: 9787213103322
ISBN-10: 7213103326
Publisher: Zhe Jiang Ren Min Chu Ban She
Publication Date: July 1st, 2022
Language: Chinese