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The Resource The Nickel Boys : A Novel., Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)

The Nickel Boys : A Novel., Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)

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The Nickel Boys : A Novel.
Title
The Nickel Boys
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
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Language
eng
Summary
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad , Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. 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 in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked and the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at The Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers
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Whitehead, Colson
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Narrator: JD Jackson
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  • Fiction
  • Racism
  • African American teenagers
  • Reformatories
  • African American Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literature
  • Florida
Label
The Nickel Boys : A Novel., Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged
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Unabridged.
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  • 1 online resource (6 audio files)
  • 1 online resource
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online
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9781984891402
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Label
The Nickel Boys : A Novel., Colson Whitehead, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
  • 1 online resource (6 audio files)
  • 1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984891402
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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ODN0004348051
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Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 190401 KB)
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not applicable
Tape width
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