The 1998 appearance of this novel stirred deep feelings, and this second edition will no doubt do the same. Maynard, a native ofCrumin Wayne County, West Virginia, spins a sometimes shocking, often outrageous, always irreverent tale of a young man's rebellion against the people and the place that have surrounded his life. PartHuckleberry Finnand partThe Red and the Black, the story is ultimately not about the town of Crum, but about the need to reject the comfort and familiarity of home and find a place in the larger world.Crumis a touching and humorous look at small-town life, and at the peculiar rituals of male adolescence. Since its highly successful first publication, this novel has become something of an underground classic, with used copies now scarce and costly. Maynard adds a brief epilogue to this new edition, and West Virginia writer Meredith Sue Willis provides an introduction.Crumshot to number eight on the Doubleday Best Seller list within its first month of publication, despite its ban by Maynard's home state of West Virginia. He has since published a sequel toCrumtitledScreaming with the Cannibals.Maynard, Lee is the author of 'Crum The Novel', published 2001 under ISBN 9780937058596 and ISBN 0937058599.