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The Nix - Nathan Hill

The Nix - Nathan Hill

Title: The Nix

Author:  Nathan Hill

ISBN:  9781509807833

Weight:  990 g

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The Nix by Nathan Hill

Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games.  He hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy.  Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided America.

The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart.  Which version of his mother is true?  Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help.

As Samuel begins to excavate his mother’s – and his country’s – history, the story moves from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street, back to Chicago in 1968 and, finally, to wartime Norway, home of the mysterious Nix.

Samuel will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about his mother – a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she has kept hidden from the world.

Peer & Press Reviews

Impressive that a debutant, Nathan Hill, with his scintillating The Nix has given us a character who comes close to out-Trumping Trump…  Just one of the many pleasures of this engaging story of a mother and son whose private travails become front-page news.

Observer, New Year highlights

The best new writer of fiction in America.  The best.

John Irving

Hill has so much talent to burn that he can pull off just about any style, imagine himself into any person and convincingly portray any place or time.  The Nix is hugely entertaining and unfailingly smart, and the author seems incapable of writing a pedestrian sentence or spinning a boring story.

New York Times Book Review

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Nix
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Awards and prizes: NBCC John Leonard Prize (best debut) 2016 – finalist
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781509807833
ISBN 10: 1509807837
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 620
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 163 x 45mm
Weight: 1.097kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph: Michael Lionstar
Jacket design: Oliver Munday
Jacket image: Parade and Rally for Freedom, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, April 27, 1968. Print: Chicago History Museum.

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