When These Mountains Burn

What stands out here isn’t the story but rather David Joy’s unflinching and gritty depiction of his fully realized characters.

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Review of ‘When These Mountains Burn’

Stories about drug addiction and the emotional toll it exacts on both the addict and their family members are inherently tragic. But in the hands of a master storyteller, they can be unforgettably powerful as well. Such is the case with David Joy’s When These Mountains Burn.

Joy follows up his Southern Book Prize-winning novel,…

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