Read by Eddy Nix.
Published in 2015 by Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin’s Press.
“Together, the ten stories in this collection evoke a landscape that will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has traveled the back roads and blue highways of America, and they completely capture the memorable characters who call it home.” (From the backcover of Beneath the Bonfire.)
Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the winner of France’s prestigious PAGE Prix America, the 2014 Great Lakes Great Reads Award, the 2015 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, and many others. He has worked as: a Burger King maintenance man, a tutor, a telemarketer, a hot-dog vendor, an innkeeper (twice), an office manager, a coffee roaster, a liquor store clerk, and an author escort. His itinerant work includes: potato harvester, grape picker, and Christmas tree axe-man. He lives on sixteen acres of land in rural Wisconsin adjacent to a buffalo farm. He is married and has two children.
(“Nickolas Butler.” About the Author. Thomas Dunne Books & St. Martin’s Press, 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.)