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Publisher's Summary

Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere is a book that speaks directly to society's "elephants in the living room" through kooky hooliganism and satire. Five year-old Bonanza's mother tells her to "keep digging" as she buries her dolls, and ultimately, herself. The dead poet Robert Lowell reappears as a high school student. Meanwhile, at a butterfly farm, the protagonist dishes up some unconventional environmental justice. Even the ones who kill with oil spills have a voice in this bizarre primer of the exquisite, the mundane, and the insane. Written in an improvisatory manner, characters in Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere skid apart and reunite, stories connect and disconnect. The stories are raw and dreamlike, breaking time/space reality rules, committing literary misdemeanors and requiring the listener not only have an imagination but to be willing to stretch it beyond normal fictional boundaries. Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere not only pushes the edges of writing, but also is willing to go to the dark and often taboo topics that haunt us in our dreams and waking life, breathing vitality back into the suffocation we as a collective experience around the issues of ecology, education, childhood, play, and animal rights. An important dialogue written with political overtones, the book manages to be intimate, deeply vulnerable, and very funny.

©2014 Ms. Nina Hart (P)2017 TalkingBook

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Cool Book, Cool Music!

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Nina Hart's writing is fun and fanciful. Cool music makes the whole thing a very interesting experience.

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A wonderful, uplifting, mind-spinning trip collection of short pieces

Audible edition: This is a beautiful, funny, poetry-filled, and inspired set of short stories read by the author in an engaging clear voice, accompanied by choice musical background in some sections. I found the writing witty, playful, and soulful: it truly does what it says: gives voice to the voiceless. I felt inspired to listen and look more deeply at the world and beings around me.

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Different and Lovely

Such a great time listening to this. Good narration and fantastic music. More more more.

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Fun read and cool production

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Great book and the music element was unique and worked well. Kind of strange but in a good way.

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Truly Unique

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Such an amazing collection of stories. Cool music. Never heard anything quiet like it.

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Something Different

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This is one of those projects that was fun to record. Cool music, kooky stories and a really powerful impact.

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Awesome book

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Loved every minute of this. Really great work in production. Music sounds amazing the way they did it.

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Great!

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Love the way the music pairs with the writing. Whimsical and fun. More of an experience than an audiobook.

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So unique!

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I love the way they mixed the music throughout the reading. What a whimsical experience.

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Creative and delightful.

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A fascinating collection of poems combined with otherworldly instrumentals. Check this one out for sure!