by Lee Maynard
Hardcover, 261 pages, West Virginia Univ Pr, List Price: $23.99 | purchase
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In the sequel to Lee Maynard's 1988 semi-autobiographical novel Crum, protagonist Jesse Stone gets out of West Virginia, across the Tug river into Kentucky.
August 2, 2012 The Scummers is the last installment in Maynard's Crum trilogy. Maynard based Crum, his 1988 semi-autobiographical novel, on his small, poor West Virginia hometown. The people of Crum who know the book tend to love it or hate it. Maynard spoke with Terry Gross in 2003.
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