Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere
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 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.
The stories are raw and dreamlike, breaking time/space reality rules, committing literary misdemeanors, and requiring the reader to not only have an imagination but to be willing to stretch it beyond normal fictional boundaries. Nina Hart goes right to the dark and often taboo topics that haunt us in our sleep and waking life, addressing issues of ecology, education, childhood, play, and animal rights. An important dialogue written with political overtones, the book is intimate, deeply vulnerable, and very funny.
Nina Hart is a writer, performer, and creativity coach trained in the Kaizen Muse method. She recently released her first collection of surreal short fictions called “Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere”. The book has been selected as a Short Stories (Adult Fiction) category finalist in Foreword Reviews’ prestigious 2014 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. Foreword Reviews cited the book as “A brave experiment with fiction and form…”(Amanda McCorquodale) and The Santa Fe New Mexican wrote that: “Hart extends her creative license to its utmost limits.” (Loren Bienvenu).