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The Weight of This World

David Joy

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

MacLeod Andrews

Length:

7h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:38


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:27