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The nix: a novel

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NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER "The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it's also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America. . . .  Nathan Hill is a maestro." --John Irving  From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond,  The Nix  explores--with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness--the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change. It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson--college professor, stalled writer--has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. 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. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye's losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
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Full title nix
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title_display The nix : a novel
title_full The Nix A Novel, The nix / by Nathan Hill, The nix : a novel / Nathan Hill, The nix [sound recording] : a novel / Nathan Hill
title_short The nix :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Family secrets, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Large type books, Literature, Mothers and sons, Self-realization