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MILL TOWN Reckoning with What Remains

by | Read by Kerri Arsenault

Contemporary Culture • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

This is a listen for anyone interested in small-town America, how it's changed, and why it matters. Kerri Arsenault narrates her own work and does a fine job sharing personal stories of growing up in the mill town of Mexico, Maine. As corporate greed and malfeasance abound, the community is torn between the mill jobs they desperately need and their struggles with health problems, including a high incidence of cancer. Though Arsenault may not be a professional narrator, her passion for these important stories comes through with just the right amount of sincerity. She never overdoes her heartbreaking depiction of the price a community must pay because of a corporation that cares only about the bottom line. This is an important listen, told well. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781250772183 $50.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9781250772176 $26.99

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