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The Nix - A novel

Nathan Hill

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Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book A Slate Top Ten Book NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ari Fliakos

Length:

21h 46m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:51


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:39


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:08


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:59


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:13


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:05


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

10:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:52


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:03


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:03


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:59


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:52


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:08


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:39


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

09:18


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:16


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:36


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:39


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:43


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:49


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:17


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:45


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

10:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

09:28


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:23


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:26


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:46


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:24


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:54


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:29


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:48


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:20


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:25


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:07


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:39


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

01:32


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:42


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:15


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:20


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

02:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:06


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:42


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:05


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:24


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:15


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:04


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:06


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:07


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

01:22


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:12


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:11


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:21


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:40


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

01:39


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

02:46


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:34


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:10


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:52


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:00


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:54


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:31


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:57


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

01:22


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:01


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

02:51


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:48


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:02


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:13


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

00:58


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

09:59


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

08:36


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

09:24


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:00


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:32


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:32


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

10:00


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

09:05


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:39


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:18


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:25


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:42


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:07


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:48


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:55


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

08:01


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

01:18