David Joy, author of The Line That Held Us, will appear at the Poisoned Pen on Wednesday, August 22, in conversation with J. Todd Scott. Joy’s books, including signed copies of some of them, are available through the Web Store. http://bit.ly/2BhRPLk
If you would like to find out a little more about Joy and his writing, The Real Book Spy asked him five questions recently. http://bit.ly/2vUKtIw
Of course, you’ll want to come to the Poisoned Pen on Wednesday, if you can, to hear what Scott will ask him.
The Line That Held Us is summarized here.
From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again.
When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he’s chased for years, he never expected he’d accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he’s killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world. The Line That Held Us is a story of friendship and family, a tale balanced between destruction and redemption, where the only hope is to hold on tight, clenching to those you love. What will you do for the people who mean the most, and what will you grasp to when all that you have is gone? The only certainty in a place so shredded is that no one will get away unscathed.