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Beneath the Bonfire

Nickolas Butler

Young couples gather to participate in an annual 'chainsaw party', cutting down trees for firewood in anticipation of the winter. A group of men spend a weekend in the wilderness where they grew up, and where some still find themselves trapped. An ageing environmentalist takes out his frustration and anger on a singular, unsuspecting target. A woman helps another get revenge against a man whose crime extends to an entire community. 

In these ten stories, Nickolas Butler demonstrates his talent for portraying a place and its people with unparalleled tenderness, evoking an American landscape that will be instantly recognizable to readers enchanted by his debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781447238232
Published: 11/02/2016

Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler

Nickolas Butler was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Wisconsin, where he has now returned with his wife and two children. He has worked as a Burger King maintenance man, a hot-dog vendor, a telemarketer, an innkeeper (twice), an office manager, a coffee roaster and a liquor store clerk. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his work has appeared in a wide range of literary magazines. Shotgun Lovesongs is his first novel. 

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