The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead was one of my favorite books I read in 2019, and the perfect book for this moment. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize this year, there probably isn't much I can add to all of the accolades except to say that they are all deserved. This book is simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful. The tension between injustice and resistance grabs the attention of the reader and demands the reader keep turning pages. This book is wrenching but it is near-perfect in its execution. Colson Whitehead is a virtuoso writer who is ridiculously talented. In short, The Nickel Boys releases in paperback on June 30th and I think everyone should read it!
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of The Kirkus Prize
Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year