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The Resource The nix : a novel, Nathan Hill

The nix : a novel, Nathan Hill

Label
The nix : a novel
Title
The nix
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nathan Hill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. --
Summary
Astonished to see the mother who abandoned him in childhood throwing rocks at a presidential candidate, a bored college professor struggles to reconcile the radical media depictions of his mother with his small-town memories and decides to draw her out by penning a tell-all biography
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Amazon.com
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10513324
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1975-
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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
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and sons
  • Self-realization
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The nix : a novel, Nathan Hill
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0ECC3303-F4CF-4940-A540-45A268FAD21A
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
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
951357
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957655794
  • (OCoLC)ocn957655794
Label
The nix : a novel, Nathan Hill
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0ECC3303-F4CF-4940-A540-45A268FAD21A
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
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
951357
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957655794
  • (OCoLC)ocn957655794
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