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The Resource The weight of this world, David Joy

The weight of this world, David Joy

Label
The weight of this world
Title
The weight of this world
Statement of responsibility
David Joy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Unable to reacclimate after a traumatic service in Afghanistan, combat veteran Thad Broom becomes estranged from his haunted mother and finds support from a fellow drug-using friend before the murder of their drug dealer leaves them with a fortune in cash and drugs
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554474
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The weight of this world, David Joy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973731658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780399173110
Lccn
2016033604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973731658
Label
The weight of this world, David Joy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973731658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780399173110
Lccn
2016033604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973731658

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