The Weight of This World

The Weight of This World

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399173110
9780735215689
Branch Call Number: JOY
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 24 cm

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DeltaQueen50
Jan 16, 2018

The Weight of This World by David Joy is a red-neck noir story set in Appalachia. Despite the sense of inevitability that the author infuses throughout the story, The Weight of This World was an outstanding read. David Joy is an author that I will be looking for again as I was impressed by both his descriptive powers and his realistic dialogue.

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