What happens when four grown men come back to their small hometown of Little Wing? People are wed, food items are stolen, and secrets are revealed. Shotgun Lovesongs combines the small town Midwestern feel with poignant thoughts and emotions of grown men. The author, Nickolas Butler, writes a soulful novel about four men who started as childhood friends where some have figured who they are and some who are still on a journey to find their calling. One character is a farmer, another is a rock star, one is a rodeo star has-been, and another has turned into a yuppie. Some things just cannot be the same once evolved from childhood. However, one thing remains constant: their love for their hometown Little Wing.
The author Shotgun Lovesongs, Nickolas Butler will be coming to the Alachua County Library District where he will be visiting the Tower Road branch on Sunday, September 28th at 2pm. He will discuss his debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, have a Q&A session, as well as signing books. Butler has a varied background where his jobs include a meatpacker, an author escort, innkeeper, a Burger King maintenance man, and other vocations. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on 16 acres of land with his wife and two children next to a buffalo farm.