Booktalk: Debut Novelist David Joy, “Where All Light Tends To Go”

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy is a southern noir tale that tells the intimate story of 18-year-old Jacob McNeely whose drug czar father controls the crystal meth business in a small town in rural Appalachia. In the author’s newest book, The Weight of This World, he returns to his favorite mountains around Cashiers, North Carolina. This interview originally aired on Feb 19, 2016.


Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for over 20 years.