What do a a failed writer (turned college professor), his estranged (and possibly terrorist) mother, an obese video game addict, and a serially-cheating college student have in common?
In his ambitious, funny, and provocative debut novel Hicks probes Nordic folktales, the history of political unrest in the second half of the 20th century, and the impacts of social media and video games on the psyches (and empathy) of modern Americans.
Hill has the knack for writing characters readers feel like we’ve known our entire lives, and his dialog is funny, wise, and alive.
This is a novel about race, but it is also a novel about another hot-button topic.
When Nadia Turner finds herself in a particular type of trouble her senior year of high school, she must make a decision which will ripple throughout her adult life.
Be prepared to suck in your breath, to laugh helplessly, and to lose yourself in brilliant commentary (in the guise of an engaging novel) about the state of today’s world.
- Who knew how crucial friendship and rivalry have been in contributing to the formation of modern artistic genius?