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About Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill’s debut novel The Nix was named the #1 book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, as well as one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, Amazon, and many others. The Nix was the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. It will be published worldwide in 30 languages.
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A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
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A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book
A Slate Top Ten Book
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“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.
Ein Anruf der Anwaltskanzlei Rogers & Rogers verändert schlagartig das Leben des Literaturprofessors Samuel Anderson. Er, der als Kind von seiner Mutter verlassen wurde, soll nun für sie bürgen: Nach einem tätlichen Angriff auf einen republikanischen Präsidentschaftskandidaten verlangt man von ihm, ihre Integrität zu bezeugen, obwohl er sie seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren nicht gesehen hat. Ein Gedanke, der ihm zunächst völlig abwegig erscheint. Doch Samuel will auch endlich begreifen, was damals wirklich geschehen ist. Ein allumfassender, mitreißender Roman über Liebe, Unabhängigkeit, Verrat und die lebenslange Hoffnung auf Erlösung, ein Familienroman und zugleich eine pointierte Gesellschaftsgeschichte von den Chicagoer Aufständen 1968 bis zu Occupy Wall Street.
Autor narra com humor a saga de um protagonista atormentado pelo passado da própria família.
Em seu elogiado romance de estreia, Nathan Hill conta o drama tragicômico de Samuel Anderson, um escritor fracassado obrigado a lidar com antigas feridas, reabertas pelo inesperado ressurgimento da mãe, Faye, que abandonou a família quando ele era criança.
Faye é acusada de um crime absurdo registrado em um vídeo que viraliza na internet. A surpresa de Samuel é ainda maior ao perceber que, ao contrário da imagem de boa moça que se casou cedo com o namoradinho da escola, a mídia passa a retratá-la como uma hippie radical de passado sórdido.Engraçado e inteligente, Nix apresenta uma trama ao mesmo tempo contemporânea e atemporal, ao abordar, através de gerações, as dores cíclicas de uma família que mal se conhece.