New York: Doubleday, 2019. First Edition. Hardcover.
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2020.
Based on a true story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children,
When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood's only salvation is his friendship with fellow "delinquent" Turner, which deepens despite Turner's conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.
Curtis is the first writer in history to win Pulitzer Prizes for two consecutive works of fiction – for The Underground Railroad in 2017 and for Nickel Boys in 2020.Item #900902
5-5/8 x 8-1/2”, black paper over boards, 213pp.
As new in dust wrapper and protective mylar.