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Where all light tends to go, David Joy

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Where all light tends to go
Title
Where all light tends to go
Statement of responsibility
David Joy
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " "Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place."--Daniel Woodrell. In the country-noir tradition of Winter's Bone meets 'Breaking Bad,' a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption. The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town. Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he's faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he's ever known"--
  • "Set in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains, eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely is torn between appeasing his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves"--
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Title
Where all light tends to go
Creator
Summary
This beautifully written novel juxtaposes the glory of the Appalachians against the despair of everyday life. Jacob McNeely recognizes his family’s brutality, but Maggie, the love of his life, gives him hope. Achingly told, the visceral prose will stay with readers long past the conclusion. Fans of the Southern fiction of Ron Rash and Wiley Cash will fall in love with this new voice. -- Jennifer Winberry for LibraryReads
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402628
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O947
LC item number
W54 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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David Joy
Where all light tends to go, David Joy

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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