Nathan Hill (author of The Nix) at Dulwich Books
Dulwich Books introduces Nathan Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Nix, at 19.00 on 24th January.
“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
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.
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.
The Nix has received outstanding praise on the other side of the Atlantic and was featured as a 2016 book of the year across the US press including in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and Huffington Post. A film adaptation is being planned, with Meryl Streep to star. Join us to celebrate the UK publication of this booming literary sensation.
£7.50 including glass of wine
£20 including glass of wine and hardback copy of The Nix (RRP £16.99)
This event will take place at Dulwich Books, which is at 6 Croxted Road in West Dulwich SE21. The shop is a short walk from West Dulwich station, and is on the number 3 bus route from Brixton.Buy Tickets