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The Gaudy Place by Fred Chappell

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Fred Chappell is an icon in the field of Appalachian literature. No other regional author received so many national and international awards as this sub-genre was being established.  Poetry, stories, novels, you name it. AND, check it out - so many of the next generation of regional writers received their MFA from Chappell's UNC-G program!  Chappell grew up in Canton, North Carolina and is a past Poet Laureate of North Carolina. This book will transport you to the Asheville, North Carolina, that existed before the hipsters descended upon it.

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, A 1994 paperback reprint of a 1973 release.  178 pages. Trade paperback.