Hill, Nathan, 1975-

The nix / Nathan Hill. - London : Picador, 2017, c2016. - 625 p. ; 24 cm.

Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. "First published ... as a Borzoi Book ..."--Title page verso.

Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided country. The media pains Faye as a radical hippy with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version is true? Two things are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help ...

1509807837 9781509807833

Family secrets--Fiction
Mothers and sons--Fiction
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