White­head novel com­ing

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Col­son White­head’s next novel af­ter “The Un­der­ground Rail­road” is an­other look at the coun­try’s tragic past.

White­head’s “The Nickel” is set in a bru­tal re­form school in early 1960s Flor­ida, Dou­ble­day an­nounced Wed­nes­day. Sched­uled for July 2019, the book is based on real events dur­ing the Jim Crow era, with stu­dents be­ing beaten and sex­u­ally abused.

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