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The Nickel Boys (2019, Doubleday) 5 stars

Winner of the 2020 Pulizer Prize for Fiction.

As the Civil Rights movement begins to …

this book is phenomenal

5 stars

Go read it, plz. This is some of Whitehead's best writing to date, and the story is hypnotic -- horrific and tragic, but shot through with enough fragile bits of hope to keep you wishing for the best. The twist at the end was impressive and sad. Fuck the carceral system and its offshoots.