The Resource The nix, Nathan Hill

The nix, Nathan Hill

Label
The nix
Title
The nix
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Hill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 A Nix can take many forms. In Norwegian folklore, it is a spirit who sometimes appears as a white horse that steals children away. In Nathan Hill's remarkable first novel, a Nix is anything you love that one day disappears, taking with it a piece of your heart. 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. 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. From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Nathan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.I436
LC item number
N59 2016eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and sons
  • Self-realization
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Label
The nix, Nathan Hill
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Jacket
  • "Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (625 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101946626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0ecc3303-f4cf-4940-a540-45a268fad21a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2191836
  • (OCoLC)957655794
  • (OCoLC)ocn957655794
  • 2191836
Label
The nix, Nathan Hill
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Jacket
  • "Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (625 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101946626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0ecc3303-f4cf-4940-a540-45a268fad21a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2191836
  • (OCoLC)957655794
  • (OCoLC)ocn957655794
  • 2191836

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