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The Nix

The Nix


作者  /  Nathan Hill

出版社 / ALFRED A. KNOPF

出版日期 / 2016/08/30

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$499

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你,真的了解自己的父母嗎?
集幽默與動人於一身的精彩首部小說,一對母子重新發掘自我的旅程!

過氣作家Samuel Andresen-Anderson內心有個缺口,好似媽媽小時候跟他說過的、挪威神話故事裡的精靈Nix,偷走了一部份的他:媽媽在他十一歲時就離家出走,此後的幾十年間Samuel再也沒見過她,直到無意間打開電視的那一刻……

媽媽對煽動人群的右翼總統候選人扔石頭,在各大新聞台不斷播放,相關畫面是她年輕時當嬉皮的照片,被媒體塑造成擁有不光彩過去的激進人士。這怎麼可能?根據Samuel的理解,她只不過是個平凡女子,從來沒離開過愛荷華州的小鎮……

到底哪一個版本的媽媽才是真的?她當年為什麼要離開?拿石頭丟總統候選人的目的是什麼?Samuel為了釐清一切(順便尋找下一本書的題材),開始挖掘她的過往,足跡橫跨1968年的芝加哥、占領華爾街運動,最後抵達挪威,竟然找出從不曾聽聞的驚人故事與秘密! 

本書以二十一世紀重要時期的事件為背景,美國近代歷史與流行文化交織其中,時而幽默、時而黑暗,探討愛與家庭的意義。


A hilarious and deeply touching debut novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own. 

Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of an online video game. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, since she walked out when he was a child. But then one day there she is, all over the news, throwing rocks at a presidential candidate. The media paints Faye as a militant radical with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother never left her small Iowa town. Which version of his mother is the true one? Determined to solve the puzzle--and finally have something to deliver to his publisher--Samuel decides to capitalize on his mother's new fame by writing a tell-all biography, a book that will savage her intimately, publicly. But first, he has to locate her; and second, to talk to her without bursting into tears.

As Samuel begins to excavate her history, the story moves from the rural Midwest of the 1960s to New York City during the Great Recession and Occupy Wall Street to the infamous riots at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, and finally to Norway, home of the mysterious Nix that his mother told him about as a child. And in these places, Samuel will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about his mother--a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she kept hidden from the world.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681330549001
ISBN 13 /9780451494252
ISBN 10 /0451494253
EAN /9780451494252

頁數640
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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