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'The Nickel Boys' Is Historical Fiction Based On Recent Events


Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, our books commentator, says "The Nickel Boys" by Coulson Whitehead is the 2020 Pulitzer-Prize winner for fiction, although it is based on the true story of a Florida reform school for boys described as a "grotesque chamber of horrors" which remained open until recent years.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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