Good Kings, Bad Kings
A prize-winning debut novel in alternating voices - funny, feisty and powerfully told.
Susan Nussbaum’s debut novel, Good Kings, Bad Kings, takes readers inside a state-run facility for adolescent youth with disabilities – which, as one of the characters says, is “just like a regular nursing home, but instead of locking up old people they lock up young people.”
Nussbaum’s book has received high praise from Rosellen Brown and Barbara Kingsolver. It won the prestigious PEN/Bellweather Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.