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The Nix

The Nix (Hardback)

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'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' John Irving





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.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 26/01/2017 ISBN-13: 9781509807833  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Nathan Hill was born in Iowa in 1975 and lives with his wife in Naples, Florida. The Nix is his first novel.

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How would you feel if your mother abandoned you as a child? What would you do if the opportunity to exact a very public revenge upon her presented itself? What if you could become a wealthy and famous author in the process? Read Nathan Hill's fantastic debut and see if you'd follow the same path as Samuel Andresen-Anderson.

Jasper, Buying Team


 

 

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 06/02/2017

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