It’s “The NIX” w/ Nathan Hill! Live Talks at the Santa Monica Public Library!

Monday, June 26, 2017 7:30 pm

Presented in association with Santa Monica Public Library

An Evening with Nathan Hill discussing the writing life and his debut novel, The Nix

Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium/ Santa Monica Public Library – 601 Santa Monica Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90401

This event is part of our Newer Voices Series. General Admission tickets are complimentary, but we encourage you to support these newer authors and purchase their books.

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Pre-purchasing the book includes a Reserved Seat ($18.62)

Nathan Hill‘s short fiction has 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 lives with his wife in Naples, Florida. The Nix is his first novel.

“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

It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson 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 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.


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