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NATHAN HILL - The Nix
Wednesday, May 24th at 7pm
speaking & signing
In Conversation With:
ABOUT THE NIX
It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson—college professor, stalled writer—hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. 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—a mythical white horse that steals children. 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.
ABOUT NATHAN HILL
Nathan Hill’s short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review, and Fiction, where he was awarded the annual Fiction Prize. A native Iowan, he now lives with his wife in Naples, Florida. This is his first novel.
ABOUT JOHN PIPKIN
John Pipkin was born in Baltimore and received his Ph.D. in British Literature from Rice University. His first novel, Woodsburner, was named one of the best books of 2009 by the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the San Francisco Chronicle. It won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction, the Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. His second novel, The Blind Astronomer's Daughter, was published by Bloomsbury in October 2016Pipkin lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son..
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