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Book Discussion: The Nickel Boys

Book Discussion: The Nickel Boys

The first session of this Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of each month* at 2 PM. The second session of this Book Discussion Group meets on the last Tuesday of each month* at 7 PM. Registration is not required.

*Unless otherwise noted

Date:
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Audience:
  Adult  
Categories:
  Book Discussion  

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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.

Event Organizer

Amy Garrett

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