The Wild Witches of the West Bygod by Paul Lubaczewski
Matt Hawley has failed at life in the big city. At the suggestion of his parents, he relinquishes the joys of living with said parents and goes to stay with his relatives in Appalachia. Once there he discovers the things West Virginia never puts on the tourist pamphlets, psychobilly, tyrannical coal companies, and granny witches. Learning his own family's secrets puts him smack dab in the middle of being nagged at by ghosts, and trying to survive when witches go to war.
A Wild Read
In The Wild Witches of West Bygod, Paul Lubaczewski uses dark humor and colorful characters to tell a story of Appalacian culture and folklore. It's a wild ride of fun dialogue, area history and folklore, and the supernatural. But it's also a story about the historic and persisting horrors of Appalacia and the unthinkable evils people do in the name of greed. Lubaczewski's unique storytelling style is reminiscent of sitting on the porch and listening to a tale being told. The experience is vivid and sensory and immersive, and this story fits the style perfectly.