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The nix
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Published:
New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition:
First Edition.
Physical Desc:
625 pages ; 25 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.6 - AR Pts: 36
Status:
La Farge
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Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book A Slate Top Ten Book 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101946619, 110194661X, 9780451494252, 0451494253
Accelerated Reader:
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Level 6.6, 36 Points

Notes

General Note
"A novel"-Dust jacket.
General Note
"Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description
"An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own."--,Provided by publisher.
Description
In Norwegian folklore, a nix is a spirit, sometimes appearing as a white horse, that steals children away. Its 2011, and college professor Samuel Andresen-Anderson has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. She abandoned the family when he was a boy; now she's re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country. To save her Samuel will uncover long-buried secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway. And as he does so Samuel will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hill, N. (2016). The nix. First Edition. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hill, Nathan, 1975-. 2016. The Nix. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hill, Nathan, 1975-, The Nix. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hill, Nathan. The Nix. First Edition. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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