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The Resource The Nix : a novel, Nathan Hill, (electronic resource)

The Nix : a novel, Nathan Hill, (electronic resource)

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The Nix : a novel
Title
The Nix
Title remainder
a novel
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Nathan Hill
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 A Nix can take many forms. In Norwegian folklore, it is a spirit who sometimes appears as a white horse that steals children away. In Nathan Hill's remarkable first novel, a Nix is anything you love that one day disappears, taking with it a piece of your heart. 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. 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"--From the Hardcover edition
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1975-
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Hill, Nathan
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fiction
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Narrated by Ari Fliakos
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  • Fliakos, Ari
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  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and sons
  • Self-realization
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and sons
  • Self-realization
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The Nix : a novel, Nathan Hill, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (21 hr., 43 min.))
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online
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9780147523297
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34b1768a-50ce-4881-810b-810ef56bece5
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Z100114552
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sound
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Label
The Nix : a novel, Nathan Hill, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (21 hr., 43 min.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780147523297
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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34b1768a-50ce-4881-810b-810ef56bece5
Publisher number
Z100114552
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958087463
  • (OCoLC)ocn958087463
  • 1275954
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