Record Details

Catalog Search

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library JOY (Text) 33500013284989 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library JOY (Text) 33500013284971 New Checked out 10/13/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525536888
  • ISBN: 0525536884
  • Physical Description: 257 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"When his addict son gets in deep with his dealer, it takes everything Raymond Mathis has to bail him out of trouble one last time. Frustrated by the slow pace and limitations of the law, Raymond decides to take matters into his own hands. After a workplace accident left him out of a job and in pain, Denny Rattler has spent years chasing his next high. He supports his habit through careful theft, following strict rules that keep him under the radar and out of jail. But when faced with opportunities too easy to resist, Denny makes two choices that change everything. For months, the DEA has been chasing the drug supply in the mountains to no avail, when a lead--just one word--sets one agent on a path to crack the case wide open ... but he'll need help from the most unexpected quarter. As chance brings together these men from different sides of a relentless epidemic, each may come to find that his opportunity for redemption lies with the others"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    In the brush-fire-covered mountains of North Carolina, a heroin epidemic spreads, hidden in plain sight. With every bad choice, in every downtrodden trailer park and unfortunate happenstance, the addictive temptation to escape grows like the many acres of kudzu. Ray Mathis' estranged relationship with his drug-addled son, Ricky, is unexpectedly revived when Ricky gets into a bind with the local heroin dealer. Denny Rattler, an addict making worse decisions after bad ones, is just hoping to hang on and save what little family he has left. A deeply embedded undercover DEA agent treads dangerously close to an interstate supply chain. Desperation and revenge lead these principals on a collision course the reader can see coming, but will eagerly turn to every chapter to find out what's next. Joy (The Line That Held Us, 2018) portrays his characters with unflinching realism. Creative turns of phrase and clever colloquialisms move the story forward and keep the otherwise disheartening subject matter full of thrilling surprises. As Southern noir-tinged fiction gains a well-deserved audience, Joy is one voice that never disappoints. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Joy is the author of The Line That Held Us (winner of the 2018 SIBA Book Prize), The Weight of This World, and Where All Light Tends to Go (Edgar finalist for Best First Novel). His stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in a number of publications, and he is the author of the memoir Growing Gills: A Fly Fisherman's Journey and a co-editor for Gather at the River: Twenty-Five Authors on Fishing. Joy lives in Tuckasegee, North Carolina.

Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Drug addicts > Fiction.
Drug dealers > Fiction.
Drug traffic > Investigation > Fiction.
Undercover operations > Fiction.
FICTION / Crime.
FICTION / Literary.
Drug addicts.
Drug dealers.
Drug traffic > Investigation.
Fathers and sons.
Undercover operations.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

Additional Resources