LISTEN: Minn. author's novel is a hit

SUCKTOWN, ALASKA is one of Barnes & Noble’s most anticipated young adult novels of 2017. The book’s author, Craig Dirkes, is from Elk River, Minn. 

SUCKTOWN, ALASKA stars Eddie Ashford, an 18-year-old kid from Zimmerman, Minnesota. After flunking out of his first semester of college, Eddie takes a job as a newspaper reporter in remote Kusko, Alaska. But Kusko – flat, desolate, and 500 miles from civilization – isn’t the kind of Alaskan adventure Eddie expected. Broke, lonely, and indebted, Eddie resorts to selling marijuana to earn the money he needs to return to civilization. Trouble follows.

Listen as Craig talks about bringing Eddie and the book to life.

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