Coverart for item
The Resource Where all light tends to go, David Joy

Where all light tends to go, David Joy

Label
Where all light tends to go
Title
Where all light tends to go
Statement of responsibility
David Joy
Creator
Subject
Genre
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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joy, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Drug dealers
  • North Carolina
  • Appalachian Mountains
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Where all light tends to go, David Joy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2014023349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780399172779
Lccn
2014023349
Label
Where all light tends to go, David Joy
Publication
Control code
2014023349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780399172779
Lccn
2014023349

Library Locations

    • Central BranchBorrow it
      10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236, US
      42.393738 -82.905326
Processing Feedback ...