The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead
The Nickel Boys is the new novel by acclaimed American writer Colson Whitehead. The story revolves around the unearthing (literally and figuratively) of the Nickel Academy, a borstal in 1960s Florida which claims to equip its inmates to become ‘honorable and honest men’. The reality of the school’s mission is at odds with this stated ambition; one where many find that the only way to survive is to emulate the cruelty and cynicism of the oppression that they are subjected to.
“The Nickel BoysI is a devastating, driven novel by a great American writer whose clear-sighted and humane storytelling continues to illuminate our current reality.”
Hardback. 212 pages.
14.3cm x 22.3cm x 2cm