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Where All Light Tends to Go

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
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.

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"Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place." - Daniel Woodrell


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
ISBN: 1-62899-612-9 / 978-1-62899-612-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
ISBN: 0-399-17277-7 / 978-0-399-17277-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
ISBN: 0-425-27979-0 / 978-0-425-27979-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Where All Light Tends to Go
Author(s): David Joy
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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