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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Jul 16, 2019 | 224 Pages
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  • Paperback $27.00

    Jul 16, 2019 | 352 Pages

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    Jul 16, 2019 | 224 Pages

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    Jul 16, 2019 | 224 Pages

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    Jul 16, 2019 | 420 Minutes

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    Jul 16, 2019 | 406 Minutes

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“The acclaimed author of The Underground Railroad follows up with a leaner, meaner saga of Deep South captivity set in the mid-20th century and fraught with horrors more chilling for being based on true-life atrocities.There’s something a tad more melodramatic in this book’s conception (and resolution) than one expects from Whitehead, giving it a drugstore-paperback glossiness that enhances its blunt-edged impact.”
– Kirkus Review

“Whitehead follows his dynamic, highly awarded, best-selling Civil War saga, The Underground Railroad, with a tautly focused and gripping portrait of two African American teens during the last vicious years of Jim Crow. . . Whitehead’s magnetic characters exemplify stoicism and courage, and each supremely crafted scene smolders and flares with injustice and resistance, building to a staggering revelation.”
– Booklist Online

“Whitehead’s brilliant examination of America’s history of violence is a stunning novel of impeccable language and startling insight.”
– Publishers Weekly

“A gripping and brilliant novel based on a true story about a boys’ reformatory school in Florida in the 1960s. Whitehead is one of the most daring and gifted authors writing these days, and I will never miss one of his books.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls

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