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Ben Jones is an actor, writer, musician, and political pundit who lives with his wife, Alma Viator, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. They are the proprietors of the Cooter's Place museums in Tennessee and the creators of DukesFest, the annual celebration of The Dukes of Hazzard.


One of the categories I get in the west particularly, which I find quite politely dismissive, is when they call it "magic realism." I'm a little suspect of that category because I can almost imagine English literature types standing over my shoulder saying, 'Oh, how cute is that! You've got all those flying people in your country!'

- Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
The Last Song of Dusk


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