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When Scott McClanahan was fourteen he went to live with his grandma Ruby and his uncle Nathan, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Crapalachia is a portrait of these formative years, coming-of-age in rural West Virginia. Peopled by colorful characters and their quirky stories, Crapalachia interweaves oral folklore and area history, providing an ambitious and powerful snapshot of overlooked Americana.

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  • Crapalachia is the genuine article: intelligent, atmospheric, raucously funny and utterly wrenching. McClanahan joins Daniel Woodrell and Tom Franklin as a master chronicler of backwoods rural America.”

    Washington Post

  • “McClanahan’s prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A rushing river of words that reflects the chaos and humanity of the place from which he hails. [McClanahan] aims to lasso the moon…He is not a writer of half-measures. The man has purpose. This is his symphony, every note designed to resonate, to linger.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The book that took Scott McClanahan from indie cult writer to critical darling is a series of tales that read like an Appalachian Proust all doped up on sugary soft drinks, and has made a fan of everybody who has opened it up.”


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About the Author

Scott McClanahan is an American writer and filmmaker. He lives in Beckley, West Virginia and is the author of Stories, Stories II, Stories V!