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The Nickel boys

Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: London : Fleet, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is 'as good as anyone'. Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Historical fiction
Social problem fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 9780708899434 0708899439 9780708899410 0708899412
OCLC Number: 1109750250
Awards: Nominated for Rathbones Folio Prize 2020 (UK)
Description: 211 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Colson Whitehead.

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The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead's follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning bestseller The Underground Railroad, in which he dramatizes another strand of United States  Read more...

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What elevates Whitehead's treatment of race and American brutality is the elegance of its style and the satisfying inventiveness of its form -- Philip Hensher * Spectator * Whitehead's most Read more...

 
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