There is a blurb from Mat Johnson on the back of How I Learned to Hate in Ohio that reads: “David Stuart MacLean is a writer who can break your heart, terrify you, and make you laugh, all on the same page.” I’m typically not a blurb reader, but this was such a good description of MacLean’s writing that I had to include it.
How I Learned to Hate in Ohio is a coming of age story set in the mid to late 80s in central Ohio. It takes a hard look at the high school hierarchy of power, insular ignorance and fear of the other. And we have Gatsby along for the ride.
I recently spoke with David Stuart MacLean about his novel How I Learned to Hate in Ohio. Here’s our conversation:
How I Learned To Hate in Ohio by David Stuart MacLean was published by The Overlook Press.
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