David Joy returns to Quail Ridge in person, and to the mountains of North Carolina in his fiction. His first novel, 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), Now David shares The Weight of This World with us on Thursday, March 9, at 7 pm. A returning vet, his mother, and a childhood friend who binds them are all haunted in one way or another. A drug dealer's death funds the friends' meth-fueled journey into darkness. Will they be able to overcome their demons and come out the other side? "Not a single word is wasted in The Weight of This World, a dark and violent literary page-turner that burns with the white hot intensity rarely found in fiction today. A perfectly executed novel. This is a book that will endure." - Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Heavenly Table.
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A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel"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