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Los chicos de la Nickel / The Nickel Boys (Paperback)

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GANADOR DEL PREMIO PULITZER

Después de El ferrocarril subterráneo, Colson Whitehead gana el Pulitzer por segunda vez con esta estremecedora historia sobre dos amigos que luchan por su supervivencia.

De poco sirve ser un buen estudiante en la Academia Nickel para chicos. Elwood -pobre, huérfano y de raza negra- no tarda en descubrirlo cuando, por un malentendido, le encierran en este reformatorio. Con la ayuda de un buen amigo, este adolescente descubrirá cómo sobrevivir en este lugar que esconde un brutal secreto y una realidad corrupta, respaldada por muchos y obviada por todos.

Basada en el estremecedor caso real de un reformatorio de Florida que estuvo en funcionamiento durante más de un siglo y destrozó la vida de miles de niños, Los chicos de la Nickel es una novela devastadora que, a caballo entre el presente y el final de la segregación racial estadounidense en los años sesenta, muestra la genialidad de un escritor en la cima de su carrera.

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
TimeEsquireThe Washington PostThe GuardianSlate, NPR, Entertainment WeeklyVoxVarietyChristian Science MonitorThe Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Dallas Morning NewsLiterary Hub, BuzzFeed, The New York Public Library


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE

WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2020 

SHORLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

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.

 
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.
 
Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 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.

About the Author


COLSON WHITEHEAD (Nueva York,1969). Ha publicado El coloso de Nueva York y El ferrocarril subterráneo (Pulitzer y National Book Award), entre otros. Es de los pocos autores que ha ganado dos veces el Pulitzer, después de Updike y Faulkner.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781644732700
ISBN-10: 164473270X
Publisher: Literatura Random House
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: Spanish