Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Words fail me about this book - it's very powerful. Jacob's life, how he seems to have some idea that he could be more than what he knows he will be, is truly tragic. Trying to maintain a relationship with his meth-addict mother, trying to be strong enough to let his girlfriend Maggie go and trying to maybe be a bit more than just Charlie's son just seems like such work. The compression of time, only a month of his life, adds to the intensity. A must read for fans of Wiley Cash or Winter's Bone.
ARC provided by publisher.