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About the Author

Scott McClanahan is the author of STORIES and STORIES II (published by Six Gallery Press). He lives and works in West Virginia. You can watch the films of Holler Presents at hollerpresents.com.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Holler Presents; First Edition edition (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983258961
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983258964
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott McClanahan is the author of STORIES, STORIES II (Six Gallery Press), STORIES V! (Holler Presents), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SCOTT McCLANAHAN VOL. 1 (Lazy Fascist Press) and CRAPALACHIA: A BIOGRAPHY OF A PLACE (Two Dollar Radio). His forthcoming novel, HILL WILLIAM, is coming soon from Tyrant Books.

He lives in West Virginia, where he is co-founder of Holler Presents (hollerpresents.com), and would love to eat chicken wings with you.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Wade on March 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
Scott McClanahan--with an economy of words rarely utilize by younger authors--has produced a great little collection of stories. These short passages all feel honest even when unlikely (sometimes surreal) events are being presented. McClahan makes excellent use of surreal devices and an enviable level verisimilitude--often in the same story.

This is the first of McClanahan's work that I have read, and I did so because of the low price (free to borrow from Prime members and very cheap to buy for Kindle) of this collection and his upcoming appearance at Literary Death Match in Washington, DC. I will definitely be back for more. Fiction authors who produce literary work that is so relatable and so rooted in the less explored corners of society (the working class, decidedly not urbane) are hard to come by. I would compare McClanahan to Steve Almond, but there are sadly few well known authors to compare him with. McClanahan's alter ego could have embraced and reveled in the rough edges of society like Bukowski, but his character's softer edges give us a protagonist that is original and easier to relate to and root for, even when he's stealing a dirt bike. The only drawback is how quickly this collection reads, leaving you wanting more confessions, more weird tales of Rainelle, West Virginia and Razy's brood.

I look forward to seeing McClanahan's self deprecating wit and penchant for truth and confession on display in person and reading his other collections in the very near future.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bennyprofane on March 9, 2013
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scott mcclanahan's writing reminds me of the late great larry brown's short stories. if you liked 'big bad love' or 'facing the music' then you'll probably like this book as well. every one of the stories in 'Stories V' is a dark, funny, blue collar masterpiece.. i can't recommend this book highly enough. i wish he'd release his early stories in kindle format so i could read those as well. thanks for writing, scott. "the world needs stories." tobias wolff wrote that.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jay Hampton on May 2, 2014
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McClanahan's voice & stories are strong, plain spoken, and remarkable. There is comedy, there is sadness, there is contemplative food for thought.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. S. Atkinson on July 4, 2013
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I love the sense of magic I get when I read McClanahan's prose. I don't mean magic as in magical happenings, but something more like a sense of wonder that is often blended with sadness and tenderness. I'm probably just babbling, but it's what I think. In any event, these are some great stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Em Batch on September 27, 2014
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confused by the cover, but seriously good stories, and recommend watching video of Scott McClanahan reading, if you can't get to them in person
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By Keith Rawson on March 26, 2013
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McClanahan's fiction is nothing special. His tone and language is conversational and simple, like you're sitting in a buddy's garage sucking down a couple of Miller High Life's and he's telling you about this girl he had a crush on in the 9th grade. It's a story you've heard a million times before, but you can't help but enjoy hearing it again. No, McClanahan is nothing special, but this is what makes his stories so brilliant. Fun collection, highly recommended.
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By John Tipper on April 6, 2015
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This a collection of fine stories, mostly funny, some more serious. I especially liked the one concerning college terrorists and the one about the tomcat. Scott McClanahan displays a real feel for his region--West Virginia. His sense of humor is boundless, and he has a deft touch at character building. What dialogue is here tends to be spot-on. Humor seems to be is specialty.
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