The Nickel Boys
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Release Date : 17 August 2022
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Child abuse
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 1785417967

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Book Description: Tallahassee, Florida, 1960s: Brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll at the local black college. But one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives instead at the Nickel Academy, which claims to provide training for its inmates to become "honorable and honest men". In reality, the Nickel Academy is a chamber of horrors, where abuse is rife. Stunned to find himself in this vicious environment, Elwood attempts to live by Dr. Martin Luther King's assertion, "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." But his new friend Turner believes the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty of their oppressors. The tension between Elwood's idealism and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision that will have decades-long repercussions...

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Child abuse
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Tallahassee, Florida, 1960s: Brought up by his loving, strict and clear-sighted grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll at the local black college. But one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives instead at the Nickel Academy, which claims to provide training for its inmates ...

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Abuse of administrative power
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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 ...

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Publisher : Anchor Books
Genre : FICTION
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The Nickel Boys

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Publisher : Anchor Canada
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