The Weight of This World

The Weight of This World

eBook - 2017
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Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go , was hailed as "a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature" ( The Huffington Post ), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past. A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can't leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2017.
ISBN: 9780698184404
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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DeltaQueen50
Jan 16, 2018

The Weight of This World by David Joy is a red-neck noir story set in Appalachia. Despite the sense of inevitability that the author infuses throughout the story, The Weight of This World was an outstanding read. David Joy is an author that I will be looking for again as I was impressed by both his descriptive powers and his realistic dialogue.

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