Novelist Colson Whitehead On 'The Nickel Boys'


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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist's new book, 'The Nickel Boys,' is based on the true story of a notorious Florida reform school where many boys were beaten and sexually abused. Dozens of unmarked graves were discovered on the school grounds, which the state shut down in 2011. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel, and then the author speaks with contributor Dave Davies.
Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the book 'Jazz from Detroit.'

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