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Elect H. Mouse State Judge: A Novel by Nelly…

Elect H. Mouse State Judge: A Novel

by Nelly Reifler

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On the eve of his impending election as state judge, H. Mouse sits on his porch sits on his porch next to the ballot box, waiting for his neighbors to cast their votes. Meanwhile, his beloved daughters are being kidnapped by a cult of religious fanatics led by the Sunshine Family. If you've never heard of the Sunshine Family, it's a crappy plastic doll/Mattell knock off. Anyway, after the abduction, things start getting weird. Funny, weird and poignant, "Elect H. Mouse State Judge" offers a fully realized world of absurdity. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865477655, Paperback)

A terrible crime occurs in Elect H. Mouse State Judge.

Two young girl are abducted and held hostage by a band of religious fanatics. The girls' anxious father, a politician on the eve of an important election, has reasons of his own not to go to the police, so he hires a pair of shady private eyes to investigate. All the elements of a classic noir—except that the kidnapped girls are mice, the abductors are Sunshine Family dolls, and the detectives are Barbie and Ken.

Part 1970s childhood dreamscape, part Raymond Chandler, this is a world both familiar and transformed. Sex shops, illicit affairs, spies, political hypocrisy, and dangerous zealots may coexist with Barbie and Ken's acrobatic poolside sex, but the crises of faith that Nelly Reifler's characters face are as real as our own. Elect H. Mouse State Judge is an unusual—and masterful—blend of irony and tenderness, and a moving portrayal of a father trying and failing to do the right thing.

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