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The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead

Label
The Nickel boys
Title
The Nickel boys
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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..
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UkLcULP
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1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Juvenile detention homes
  • Friendship
  • Child abuse
  • Florida
  • United States
Label
The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1/203928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
240 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781785417900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The Nickel boys, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1/203928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
240 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781785417900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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