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Zink, Nell

Overview
Works: 15 works in 135 publications in 8 languages and 3,873 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  Satire  Humorous fiction  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3626.I55, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nell Zink
Mislaid by Nell Zink( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start--she's a lesbian, he's gay--but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind. Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. They squat in a house in an African-American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As Peggy and Lee's children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie deals with his father's compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother's lies--she knows neither her real age, nor that she is "white," nor that she has any other family. Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare"--
Nicotine by Nell Zink( Book )

34 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conventional one in a non-conventional family, Penny Baker inherits her father's childhood home in New Jersey. She finds the property not overgrown and abandoned, but occupied by a group of friendly anarchist squatters whom she finds unexpectedly charming, and who have renamed the property Nicotine House. The residents are defenders of smokers' rights, and they possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she's desperately lacking. As her family's lives begin to converge around the fate of the Nicotine House, a reckless confrontation between her old family and her new one changes everything
The wallcreeper : a novel by Nell Zink( Book )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nell Zink's debut novel follows a downwardly mobile secretary from Philadelphia who marries an ambitious soon-to-be-expat pharmaceutical researcher in hopes that she will never work again. They end up in Germany, where it turns out that her new husband is tougher, sneakier, more sincere, more contradictory, and smarter than she is; she'd naturally thought it was impossible. Life becomes complicated with affairs, birding, and eco-terrorism. Bad things happen, yet they stagger through, clinging to each other from a safe distance. Eventually our heroine commences building a life of her own, in imitation of her husband, one soggy brick at a time."--
Private novelist : fiction by Nell Zink( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nell Zink took on the challenge of reading a novel by a friend, Hebrew-language writer Avner Shats. Unable to make sense of his work, she resolved to rewrite it for him from scratch. Her tongue-in-cheek homage is available for the first time, accompanied by a dazzling and imaginative novella that ingeniously explores questions of art, language, and life
Mislaid : a novel by Nell Zink( )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharply observed, mordantly funny, and startlingly original debut from an exciting, unconventional new voice, about the making and unmaking of the American family that lays bare all of our assumptions about race and racism, sexuality and desire
Nicotine : a novel by Nell Zink( Recording )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "wonderfully talented" (Dwight Garner, New York Times) author of Mislaid returns with a fierce and audaciously funny novel of families--both the ones we're born into and the ones we create--a story of obsession, idealism, and ownership, centered around a young woman who inherits her bohemian late father's childhood home.Recent business school graduate Penny Baker has rebelled against her family her whole life--by being the conventional one. Her mother, Amalia, was a member of a South American tribe called the Kogi; her much older father, Norm, long ago attained cult-like deity status among a certain cohort of aging hippies while operating a psychedelic "healing center." And she's never felt particularly close to her much older half-brothers from Norm's previous marriage--one wickedly charming and obscenely rich (but mostly just wicked), one a photographer on a distant tropical island.But all that changes when her father dies, and Penny inherits his childhood home in New Jersey. She goes to investigate the property and finds it not overgrown and abandoned, but rather occupied by a group of friendly anarchist squatters whom she finds unexpectedly charming, and who have renamed the property "Nicotine." The Nicotine residents (united in defense of smokers' rights) possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she's desperately lacking, and the other squatter houses in the neighborhood provide a sense of community she has never felt before. She soon moves into a nearby residence, becoming enmeshed in the political fervor and commitment of her fellow squatters.As the Baker family's lives begin to converge around the fate of the house now called Nicotine, Penny grows ever bolder and more desperate to protect it--and its residents--until a fateful night when a reckless confrontation between her old family and her new one changes everything. Nell Zink exquisitely captures the clash between Baby-Boomer idealism and Millennial pragmatism, between the have-nots and want-mores, in a riotous yet tender novel that brilliantly encapsulates our time
Mislaid ; &, The wallcreeper : the Nell Zink box set by Nell Zink( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portable music and the scalable self performativity in music journalism and interdisciplinary music analysis by Nell Zink( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mislaid : &, the Wallcreeper -- the Nell Zink collection by Nell Zink( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knochenbrecher Eine Story by Nell Zink( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the international conference Rethinking Interpretive Traditions in Musicology : Tel Aviv University, June 6-9, 1999 by Tēl-Āvîv) International Conference Rethinking Interpretive Traditions in Musicology (1999( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal review( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wallcreeper by Nell Zink( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interlaken, Berne, 21st century. Several things happen after the car hits the rock. Tiff ceases to be pregnant. Stephen captures, like, the most wonderful bird - fleet, stealthy, and beautiful - a real 'lifer'. And the wallcreeper, the wallcreeper says 'twee'. 'The Wallcreeper' is nothing more than a portrait of marriage, complete with all its requisite highs and lows: drugs, dubstep, small chores, eco-terrorism, birding, breeding and feeding
DOXOLOGY by Nell Zink( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mislaid & the wallcreeper by Nell Zink( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Nell Zink Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Nell Zink écrivaine

Nell Zink Schriftstellerin

Zink, Helen 1964-

נל זינק

Languages
English (107)

German (10)

Dutch (5)

Italian (4)

French (3)

Danish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Spanish (1)