The Nickel Boys: A Novel SIGNED

By: Whitehead, Colson

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Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.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 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."

Title: The Nickel Boys: A Novel SIGNED

Author Name: Whitehead, Colson

Categories: Fiction, Literature, Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Doubleday: 2019-07-16

ISBN: 0385537077

ISBN 13: 9780385537070

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 77-3-1972

Keywords: fiction Pulitzer Prize author reform school segregation,