Jul 26, 2019, 8 PM
Colson Whitehead, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Oprah’s Book Club selection The Underground Railroad, will be in Miami for an exclusive appearance to celebrate the highly-anticipated follow-up, THE NICKEL BOYS: A Novel.
A devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers. The event is presented in partnership with Books & Books and Miami Book Fair and will be introduced by Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books.
A perfect follow-up and companion to The Underground Railroad, in THE NICKEL BOYS Colson Whitehead recreates the horrors of segregation and the struggles of the Civil Rights movement as the backdrop for an emotionally charged, a novel populated with deeply empathetic characters.
Highlighting a story that hasn’t been widely shared before about one of our country’s secret tragedies, in THE NICKEL BOYS, not only does Colson Whitehead bring to life vividly the evils of Jim Crow America — he also brings to life the heartbreaking story of two boys and their impossible choices.
“Elwood and Turner will become known to readers as two of the most indelible characters in modern fiction thanks to Colson Whitehead’s prodigious talent and boundless compassion,”Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books