WHEN THESE MOUNTAINS BURN is a gritty and gorgeous tale of the opiod epidemic in Appalachia, told from multiple sides. A father finally loses patience bailing his addict son out of trouble with his dealer, and decides to take the law into his own hands. A man whose workplace injury cost him his job and his health feeds his habit for Oxycontin as a principled thief. Finally, the DEA has finally caught a lead in its four month long search for a cache of drugs hidden in the hollers. 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.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by David Joy on the title page in his office. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in August 2020 by G.P. Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
DAVID JOY (shown below on our Wall of Fame) was nominated for an Edgar Award and received a fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. We consider him one of the new Southern Young Lions' voices. His books have also been translated into French. Thank you David Joy for signing our books.
THIS VIDEO is an episode of the PBS author interview show BOOKMARK hosted by Emmy Award winner Don Noble.