The Nix - Part Two: Ghosts of the Old Country Summary & Analysis

Nathan Hill
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This chapter takes us back to the summer of 1988. It is the summer before Faye leaves her family, but young Samuel does not know that yet. We meet Samuel as an overly sensitive and emotional boy who cannot control his tears. In fact, his emotions are such a problem that his mother and him have categorized them like hurricanes in order to communicate about the severity of the cry. Samuel sneaks off to his room so he can cry without his mother’s knowledge. It is the dead of summer and Samuel feels that, “. . . being at home made him want to hide” (76). Faye hears Samuel crying and she suggests going out for a meal. She buys hamburgers for both of them because there is a buy-two-get-one-free deal. However, Samuel secretly wants chicken nuggets. He does not say this...

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