Monday, January 16, 2017

The Nix

Massive. Readers looking for a big novel to settle into for long while should consider reading Nathan Hill’s debut novel titled, The Nix. Protagonist Samuel Andresen-Anderson has become stuck in an unhappy life as a struggling writer and college professor. An opportunity to reconnect with the mother who abandoned him catapults him from his torpor into an adventure, then toward understanding. Hill’s humor is often a chapter-saver in this novel, as he can go off for a quite a while with his prose. The scope of the novel covers five decades, and Hill doesn’t move quickly. Both the 1960s and contemporary life are presented with great skill, and the journey of mother and child from separation to reunion is offered with insight. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Nix from

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