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The weight of this world

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"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"--
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subject_facetAfghan War, 2001- -- Fiction
Appalachian Mountains -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Fiction
Psychic trauma -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction
Veterans -- Fiction
title_displayThe weight of this world
title_fullThe Weight of This World
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title_shortThe weight of this world
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Fiction
Literature
Mothers and sons
Mystery
Psychic trauma
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Veterans