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The Line That Held Us by David    Joy
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it was amazing

I wanted to write a book as if William Gay and Flannery O'Connor co-wrote McCarthy's Child Of God. I wanted to create a "bad guy" as memorable as Lester Ballard, The Misfit, or the Paper-Hanger. This was as close as I could get to that.
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May 2, 2018 – Shelved

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message 1: by Tom (new)

Tom Mooney Goddamn this sounds good.... Just got to wait a few months for it now...

message 2: by Caleb (new) - added it

Caleb Karr Can’t wait to read it man!

message 3: by Ned Andrew (new)

Ned Andrew Solomon I thought Child of God was brilliant, as was The Weight of This World. Thanks for the exceptional read.

Donna Davis Without becoming specific--did you consider ending this story another way?

Paula Kalin Loved it! The ending was perfect!

Laura You nailed the character of Dwayne! Your comments make perfect sense.

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