Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash is the New York Times best selling author of the novels The Last BalladA Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Cash's reply:
I just finished Scott McClanahan's gorgeous and dangerous new novel The Sarah Book. It's the first person account of a young father going through the breakdown of his marriage, a breakdown that is primarily fueled by his own uncontrollable urges and proclivity toward chaos. Much has been made of the hillbilly since JD Vance's elegy, but McClanahan's novel proves that Vance's book isn't the last word on the culture, nor is it the most eloquent or powerful or insightful. While many of the socio-economic struggles of Appalachia can be traced back to regional isolation and an economy shackled to dirty, dangerous fossil fuels, there is no better way to unravel the psychology of a region than to throw yourself into McClanahan's novel, which, much like the culture itself, I have no explanation for.
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My Book, The Movie: A Land More Kind Than Home.

My Book, The Movie: This Dark Road to Mercy.

--Marshal Zeringue