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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/19/2013
Publisher(s): INGRAM
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"McClanahan's prose is unfettered and kinetic and his stories seem like a hyper-modern iteration of local color fiction. His delivery is guileless and his morality ambivalent and you get the sense, while reading him, that he is sitting next to you on a barstool, eating peanuts and drinking a beer, and intermittently getting up to pick a song on the jukebox."--The Rumpus There were 13 of them. The children had names that ended in Y sounds. There was Betty and there was Annie and there was Stirley and there was Stanley and there was Leslie and there was Gary and there was Larry and there was Terry. Ruby said: "I like names that end in Y." They all grew up in Danese, WV, eating blackberries for breakfast and eating blackberries for lunch and watching the snow come beneath the door in the wintertime. When Scott McClanahan was fourteen he went to live with his Grandma Ruby and his Uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Crapalachiais a portrait of these formidable years, coming of age in rural West Virginia. Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachiainterweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana. Scott McClanahanis the author of Stories IIand Stories V!His fiction has appeared in BOMB, Vice, and New York Tyrant. His novel Hill Williamis forthcoming from Tyrant Books.

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