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"Denne bog knuste mit hjerte. Igen og igen. Den fik mig også til at grine. Jeg elskede den inderligt fra første side, og lige så meget på den sidste." - National Public Radio Samuel var 11 år, da hans mor forlod ham. Tyve år efter er hun pludselig på alles læber efter at have kastet sten efter en republikansk præsidentkandidat. Medierne beskriver Faye som en radikal hippie med en broget fortid i Chicagos protestbevægelse i 1968, men så vidt Samuel ved, var hans mor en helt almindelig pige fra Iowa, der giftede sig med sin ungdomskæreste. Hvem er hun egentlig - og hvorfor forsvandt hun ud af hans liv? Da Samuel går i gang at grave i sin families historie, finder han hemmeligheder, der tvinger ham til at se sin mor - og sig selv - i et nyt lys. NIKSEN er en stor og rørende roman om familie og relationer i vor tid. "Nathan Hill er mesterlig." - John Irving. "Det er en triumf, at den er så underholdende, så fuld af energi og pakket med sociale og politiske betragtninger, som udfordrer vores antagelser om det moderne liv." - The Huffington Post
'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' - John Irving Nathan Hill's brilliant debut takes the reader from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street; from Chicago in 1968, to wartime Norway: home of the mysterious Nix. 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 America. 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. As Samuel begins to excavate his mother's, and his country's, history, he will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about her - a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she has kept hidden from the world.
Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First FictionA New York Times 2016 Notable BookEntertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the YearA Washington Post 2016 Notable BookA Slate Top Ten BookNEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER';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 IrvingFrom the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond,The Nixexploreswith sharp humor and a fierce tendernessthe resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Andersoncollege professor, stalled writerhas 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 aradical 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.
Ein Anruf der Anwaltskanzlei Rogers & Rogers verandert schlagartig das Leben des Literaturprofessors Samuel Anderson. Er, der als Kind von seiner Mutter verlassen wurde, soll nun fur sie burgen: Nach einem tatlichen Angriff auf einen republikanischen Prasidentschaftskandidaten verlangt man von ihm, ihre Integritat zu bezeugen, obwohl er sie seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren nicht gesehen hat. Ein Gedanke, der ihm zunachst vollig abwegig erscheint. Doch Samuel will auch endlich begreifen, was damals wirklich geschehen ist. Ein allumfassender, mitreiender Roman uber Liebe, Unabhangigkeit, Verrat und die lebenslange Hoffnung auf Erlosung, ein Familienroman und zugleich eine pointierte Gesellschaftsgeschichte von den Chicagoer Aufstanden 1968 bis zu Occupy Wall Street.
Where independent film becomes commercially viable. This behind the scenes log is packed with loads of tips, stories and advice for any budding filmmaker out there who has ever wanted to pick up a camera and shoot their own movie. Nathan Hill shares with us his personal director's diary, written and recorded during the pre-production and production phase of his newest feature film, "e;Revenge of the Gweilo"e;. A rare and honest look at the filmmaking process used on low to micro budget movies, including many behind the scenes photos and tricks of the trade. Hill is selfless in his approach, dedicated to the craft and driven beyond normal human behaviour to succeed in his attempts. He takes us on a fascinating and inspirational roller coaster of what making a full length film really involves. From screenwriting, to casting, to rehearsals, hiring crew and executing your movie, this story has it all. Whether you're a professional filmmaker, a student or movie enthusiast "e;Making Revenge of the Gweilo"e; has something in it for you. A must read for anyone who appreciates action revenge movies and wants to learn about the progression from making independent films into commercial filmmaking.