The Nix

The Nix
Publisher Vintage
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9781101946626
Rating 4/5 from 66 reviews
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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.

The Nix
  • Author : Nathan Hill
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30

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

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The Nix
  • Author : Nathan Hill
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26

'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' - John Irving Nathan Hill's brilliant debut takes the reader from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street; from Chicago in 1968, to wartime Norway: home of the mysterious Nix. Meet Samuel: stalled

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The Nix
  • Author : Nathan Hill
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27

The dazzling New York Times bestseller "Nathan Hill is a maestro" John Irving "Sparkling, sweeping debut novel that takes in a large swath of recent American history and pop culture ... A grand entertainment" Kirkus Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson - stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online

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The Nix
  • Author : Nathan Hill
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017

"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"--

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Wicked Nix
  • Author : Lena Coakley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09

Nix starts out as the whimsical story of a woodland fairy who is up to no good but has the best of intentions. He brings to mind Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream—he is wonderfully awful and charmingly mischievous, and, for some reason, we know we won’t

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Nix Minus One
  • Author : Jill MacLean
  • Publisher : Pajama Press Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15

More skilled at woodworking than communicating, Nix Humbolt seeks the words to deal with high school expectations, his extroverted sister, and his neighbor's neglected dog.

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Forget You Know Me
  • Author : Jessica Strawser
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

The next “masterful” (Publishers Weekly) novel from "the gifted Jessica Strawser" (Adriana Trigiani), hailed as “immensely satisfying” (Kathleen Barber) and “that book you can’t put down” (Sally Hepworth). A video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see. The secrets it exposes threaten to

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Wonder Boys
  • Author : Michael Chabon
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20

The “wise, wildly funny story” of a self-destructive writer’s lost weekend by a Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times–bestselling author (Chicago Tribune). A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn’t grown up. He’s now a writing

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Nix  Nix Series   1
  • Author : J J Reichenbach
  • Publisher : Draft2digital
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15

Nix has one goal: escape. Hunted by the demonic hierarchy for a murderous joyride that she may have committed but definitely wasn't responsible for, Nix has been jumping from one unwilling host to the next in order to stay hidden--and it was working, for a while. But Nix soon finds

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Frogkisser
  • Author : Garth Nix
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.Aided by a loyal talking

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Shade s Children
  • Author : Garth Nix
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01

A dramatic dystopia, telling a story of courage and companionship in the face of ruthless, hi-tech enemies.

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Breaking Out
  • Author : Janice Nix
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21

’We’re going to change all this. We’re going to make you a new life.’

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City on Fire
  • Author : Garth Risk Hallberg
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13

A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, it is a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, and its exuberant imagination. The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney,

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The Left Handed Booksellers of London
  • Author : Garth Nix
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22

A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix. In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw

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Straight Man
  • Author : Richard Russo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-09

Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust

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