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The Writing!

The Writing!

The Writing!

Sometimes I’m reading a sentence and really just wish I’d written it.  The Nix has a whole chapter of those sentences, and a plot that comes full circle almost magically.

Samuel Andresen-Anderson is a failed college professor and author who will have to repay his advance if he doesn’t write something fast.  Then his estranged mother reappears in the news as the tabloid topic of the month.  If Samuel can write a tell-all about the woman he really doesn’t know, he’ll save his advance.  But if he can testify to her good nature, he could save her. By turns funny, poignant and wise, The Nix is just masterful.  The chapter in which Samuel confronts a plagiarizing student just took my breath away!

                                    Jill

 

— Jill

Sometimes I’m reading a sentence and really just wish I’d written it.  The Nix has a whole chapter of those sentences, and a plot that comes full circle almost magically.

Samuel Andresen-Anderson is a failed college professor and author who will have to repay his advance if he doesn’t write something fast.  Then his estranged mother reappears in the news as the tabloid topic of the month.  If Samuel can write a tell-all about the woman he really doesn’t know, he’ll save his advance.  But if he can testify to her good nature, he could save her. By turns funny, poignant and wise, The Nix is just masterful.  The chapter in which Samuel confronts a plagiarizing student just took my breath away!

 

— Jill

September 2016 Indie Next List


“Hill's debut is remarkable because it does both the little things and the big things right. It is an intimate novel of identity and loss, the story of a boy abandoned and the man now trying to recover. It also paints a vivid portrait of America and its politics from the 1960s to the present. The Nix overflows with unforgettable characters, but none more clearly rendered than Samuel Andersen-Anderson and his mother, Faye, both bewildered by life and struggling to repair the rift between them. From intimate whispers to American news cycles, this astounding novel of reclamation is guaranteed to sweep readers off their feet.”
— Luisa Smith (E), Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410496065
ISBN-10: 1410496066
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: January 4th, 2017
Language: English