The Nix - Prologue Summary & Analysis

Nathan Hill
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The Prologue opens with the main character, Samuel, wishing he had known his mother was abandoning his father and him. Samuel laments the fact that he lost his mother saying that he would have tried to be “. . . a child worth sticking around for” (9) had he known his mother was plotting this severe of an exit. The mother’s departure from the family was not sudden. In fact, the Prologue focuses on the fact that his mother had been planning her departure for months. She did this by carefully removing clothing and furniture in slow, small chunks. The result was that both Samuel and his father noticed small changes in the home, such as a missing Crock-Pot and empty walls where family photographs used to be. While these changes were noticed, neither Samuel nor his father suspected anything, which is what the mother seemed to...

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