the-nix

The Nix

by Nathan Hill

It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades—not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country.

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.


Staff Reviews

Do you remember the Tasmanian Devil from Bugs Bunny cartoons? This first effort from Nathan Hill is the Tasmanian Devil of novels. It is impossible to classify as it rockets ferociously between subjects, time periods, and genres through 700 plus pages, but it’s nearly impossible to put down. It’s bitingly humorous, filled with political satire, and equally touching. Give it a read, then try to write your own description!

Mike
The Nix

Staff Reviews

Do you remember the Tasmanian Devil from Bugs Bunny cartoons? This first effort from Nathan Hill is the Tasmanian Devil of novels. It is impossible to classify as it rockets ferociously between subjects, time periods, and genres through 700 plus pages, but it’s nearly impossible to put down. It’s bitingly humorous, filled with political satire, and equally touching. Give it a read, then try to write your own description!

Mike