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David Joy: Where All Light Tends to Go

Backwoods Noir

Jacob McNeely lives a life of self-imposed constraint. He feels cast in a poisoned drama of parental tragedy. His father Charlie runs an meth ring and has the local police on his payroll. 139 more words

Murder In Common

Book Review: Where All the Light Tends to Go by David Joy

Author: David Joy
Title: Where All the Light Tends to Go
Genre: Literary, Southern, Grit
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
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Book Reviews

It's good to be Ringo

Months ago when Wesley Browne asked me to be part of his great Pages & Pints reading series, I was really honored. Then he told me who I’d be reading with–David Joy and Robert Gipe–and I was even more honored, and humbled, and just happy to be in the lineup. 114 more words

R Dean Johnson

Crimewave: Prairie trouble and murder in Montreal

David Joy’s debut novel, Where All Light Tends to Go (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 272pp, $31.00), is a perceptive look at rural young love in a dead end town, embedded in an account of a brutal family crime business. 1,045 more words


“Where All Light Tends to Go” - David Joy

Who doesn’t love a story full of grit but mixed with a good love story?

In “Where All Light Tends to Go” author David Joy… 65 more words

Live At 9

Review: 'Where All Light Tends to Go' by David Joy

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy
G.P. Putnam’s Sons (March 3, 2015)

It’s hard to discuss the impact of a book like this and remain spoiler-free when so much of what separates it from the pack is that last gut punch David Joy throws at the end. 539 more words