LA Times

Colson Whitehead on the ‘incredible evil’ of the real school that inspired ‘Nickel Boys’

Two miles north of Interstate 10, a cool breeze ruffles the overgrown grass around the Dozier School for Boys. This is 2,200 miles east of Santa Monica, in Marianna, Fla., where the air is filled with humidity. Grasshoppers sing and a jay swoops by…

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