The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: 1st August 2019 (Little, Brown Book Group)
‘Even in death the boys were trouble.’
The Nickel Boys opens with an unearthing of bones. In this physical evidence, held and photographed and catalogued, is an impossibility: denial. Cue shock and horror at this ‘revelation’, a ‘hidden’ past in the form of dead black boys.