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Hush Now, Don't Explain, By Dennis Must, Now Available In Audiobook
The audiobook of the classic novel Hush Now, Don’t Explain, winner of the 2014 Dactyl Foundation Award, is narrated by voiceover artist Annette Romano, a respected theatrical actor and veteran of many commercials and industrials., 2/22/2017 - Seattle, WA.—Hush Now, Don’t Explain ($14.95, 300 pp, 5x8 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60381-201-6), a work of literary fiction by Dennis Must, is now available in audiobook. The narrator is voiceover artist Annette Romano, a respected theatrical actor and veteran of many commercials and industrials.

A white orphan and two mixed race friends set out from Ohio on a trip to New Orleans, in search of their roots and their destinies.

Hush Now, Don’t Explain earned Dennis the 2014 Dactyl Foundation Award for literary fiction. It also won an honorable mention in the Eric Hoffer Awards and was a finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards.

The audiobook is available on,, and iTunes as well as their global retail partners. Established reviewers with a blog or website, please contact for review copies.

“Steeped in the strains of postwar jazz and the lonely sound of train whistles in the night, this is a gritty, evocative novel of identity, race, and a particularly American kind of yearning.” —The Library Journal

“Author Must has penned far more than a coming of age story. He has created a circle of life mystery that encompasses not only the devastating effects of racism, but also the life affirming values of kindness and friendship. This tale of shared humanity will be recalled warmly long after the last page has been turned.” —Joe Kilgore for the U.S. Review of Books

World War II has just ended. Alongside her mixed-race "cousin" Billy, Honor grows to womanhood, enchanted by the colorful travel tales of the shanty store owner, Mr. Augustus Willard. The three friends, who are stifled by life in the dead-end town of DeForest Junction, Ohio, embark on a quest to find the piano man Billy suspects is his father in the legendary city of New Orleans.

Says Must, "Honor's story is inspired by my own. As a young boy I spent summers in a boarding house at a railroad junction on the outskirts of town in Ohio. From our attic bed one August midnight we witnessed fiery crosses illuminate a field across the road as angry figures in white sheets and conical hats gathered in a circle. It was the night our childhood perished."

Dennis Must is also the author of three short story collections: Going Dark, (Coffeetown Press, 2016), Oh, Don’t Ask Why, Red Hen Press (2007), and Banjo Grease, Creative Arts Book Company, Berkeley, CA (2000). His first novel, The World’s Smallest Bible, was published by Red Hen Press in 2014. His plays have been performed Off Off Broadway, and his fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary reviews. Dennis and his wife Aviva live in Massachusetts. Visit him online at

Hush Now, Don’t Explain is also available in eBook and 5x8 trade paperback on Amazon, the European Amazons, and Amazon Japan. Wholesale orders can be placed through, Ingram, or Baker & Taylor. Libraries can also purchase books through Brodart Company.

ABOUT Coffeetown Press—Based in Seattle, Washington, Coffeetown Press has been publishing the finest fiction and nonfiction since 2005.

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