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Shotgun Lovesongs

Butler, Nickolas

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ISBN 10: 1250039819 / ISBN 13: 9781250039811
Published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York, 2014
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by author, without date or inscription, at title page. Pages clean and bright; binding square and secure; red hard cover shows modest softening at the spine ends, a tiny tap and wrinkle at the bottom right front corner, and gentle shelf rubbing at corners and spine ends. Dustjacket shows a few short, shallow creases and a few tiny chips at the spine ends and top corners, otherwise bright and lovely, unclipped, now protected in a clear sleeve. 306pp. Bookseller Inventory # 066475

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Title: Shotgun Lovesongs

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by the Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Welcome to Little Wing. It's a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friends_all born and raised in this small Wisconsin town_it is home. And now they are men, coming into their own or struggling to do so. One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on, with varying degrees of success. One trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit, and one of them even hit it big as a rock star. And then there's Beth, a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives. Now all four are brought together for a wedding. Little Wing seems even smaller than before. While lifelong bonds are still strong, there are stresses_among the friends, between husbands and wives. There will be heartbreak, but there will also be hope, healing, even heroism as these memorable people learn the true meaning of adult friendship and love. Seldom has the American heartland been so richly and accurately portrayed. Though the town may have changed, the one thing that hasn't is the beauty of the Wisconsin farmland, the lure of which, in Nickolas Butler's hands, emerges as a vibrant character in the story. Shotgun Lovesongs is that rare work of fiction that evokes a specific time and place yet movingly describes the universal human condition. It is, in short, a truly remarkable book_a novel that once read will never be forgotten.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2014: When the four men at the core of Shotgun Lovesongs came of age together in Little Wing, Wisconsin, the highest point of the tiny farm town was the abandoned mill. Now in their thirties, Ronny’s trying to start a life after rodeo and booze, Kip has come back to pour stock-market millions into reviving the mill, Hank’s followed his father into farming, and Lee’s indie-rock career--built on his legendary DIY recording in a Little Wing chicken coop--has shot him into another social stratosphere. Nickolas Butler’s debut novel was inspired in part by the life of his high school friend Justin Vernon, who took the 2012 Grammy for Best New Artist as Bon Iver, and despite its occasional flirtation with stereotypes, his characters and their friendships have authentic souls. Through fights, reconciliations, and celebrations, Butler’s polyphonic story swells to a full-throated anthem about the expansive possibility born of belonging to a deep-rooted community, a kind of America we want to believe might welcome us all home. --Mari Malcolm

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