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by Butler, Nickolas

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TitleShotgun lovesongs
Author / Responsible partyButler, Nickolas
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Memory. Interpersonal relationships. Wisconsin. Psychological fiction. Brothers. Homecoming. Sibling rivalry.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town - Little Wing - and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. One of them never left, still farming the family's land that's been tilled for generations. Others did leave, went farther afield to make good, with varying degrees of success; as a rock star, commodities trader, rodeo stud. And seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them - both then and now - fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchasein the world. The result is a shared memory only half-recreated, riddled with culture clashes between people who desperately wish to see themselves as the unified tribe they remember, but are confronted with how things have, in fact, changed. There is conflict here between longtime buddies, between husbands and wives - told with writing that is, frankly, gut-wrenching, and even heartbreaking. But there is also hope, healing, and at times, even heroism. It is strong, American stuff, not at all afraid of showing that we can be good, too - not just fallible and compromising.

Additional Information

System control numberE11196
Original Print PublisherLondon : Picador, 2014.
Narrator NameAri Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Scott Shepherd, Scott Sowers and Gary Wilmes.
Participant or performer noteAri Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Scott Shepherd, Scott Sowers and Gary Wilmes.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators