Where All Light Tends to Go
“Remarkable . . . This isn’t your ordinary coming-of-age novel, but with his bone-cutting insights into these men and the region that bred them, Joy makes it an extraordinarily intimate experience.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review"Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy... show more
“Remarkable . . . This isn’t your ordinary coming-of-age novel, but with his bone-cutting insights into these men and the region that bred them, Joy makes it an extraordinarily intimate experience.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review"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.
Publish date: 2015-03-03
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
This book has broken me. Heart, soul, body, all entirely shattered because of this damn book. I'd read it again though, because it was honestly that good of a book. David Joy has my utmost admiration and respect for his writing abilities. He's definitely going on my list of authors to watch. Hilar...
5 Stars #WhereAllLightTendstoGo @PenguinPBks @DavidJoy_author My family is from that area of the country so I was amazed at how the author really brought me back to that area. And yes, he did a great job. There are so many places a person can go and not be found for decades. I could understand Ja...
By: David Joy ASIN: B00L9AXYU8 Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 3/3/2015 Format: Other My Rating: 5 Stars WHERE ALL THE LIGHT TENDS TO GO, David Joy’s debut is a gripping harsh tale set in deep rural Appalachia— a young teen, trying desperately to escape his evil, dysfunctional family en...
fuuuuuuuuuckOh what a tragedy! This book really got to me. Small town life surrounded by drugs, so believable and so sad. Just wow. Talk about going out in a blaze of glory. . . If you want a HEA this isn't for you. 4—4.5 stars
This one will break your freaking heart.