#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: Strange Monsters + #Giveaway (open INT) @BonnieJoStuffle

For Book Beginnings:
“I don’t understand anything about the ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.” - Anton Chekhov
- very first line

For Friday 56:
Together we bury your bones in our back yard.
- line at the 56th minute

About Strange Monsters by Peter Brewer and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam: Strange Monsters is a music and words collaboration of imaginative fiction and poetry set to contemporary jazz. Read by actors, Stufflebeam's stories unveil a world where the fantastic is familiar. In these six tracks, each set to one of Brewer's ethereal compositions, women challenge what's expected of them and find their voices in unexpected places: Rumpelstiltskin's wife endures police questioning regarding the disappearance of a local boy; a group of deadbeat friends in love with the same woman encounter the skeletons of various extinct animals on a doomed camping trip; and a cursed ballerina longs to do nothing but dance while forced to contend with two men: her obsessed fan and the jealous director of the ballet company. Brewer wrote each musical composition to accompany each story; these layered pieces utilize a blend of traditional small-group jazz with clarinet, bass clarinet, flugelhorn, and original sound effects.

I was approached by Bonnie Stufflebeam to review this intriguing collab of fiction and poetry set to jazz. How could I say no? Listen to some samples here. Intrigued?

Because here, a PLUS ... a giveaway!

Visit here and tell me which "story" appeals to you and why!

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1 CD (physical copy, open US)
2 CD Downloads (open international)

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