"The Weight of This World" by David Joy Follows a couple of boys in Little Canada. Thad and Aiden are what society might call "white trash." Aiden's father killed his mother when Aiden was young in a murder-suicide. Thad is the product of rape leaving his mother to raise him, yet never love or care for him. Both boys grow up motherless in a trailer on a mountain taking more drugs than one might consider humanly possible.
This novel brings to light what is probably happening in all those downtrodden homes you pass and think little of. One might believe there is a stretch in the likely hood of this tale being possible, but other than the large amount of dying in the end, yeah, it is. This book is well written and an eye opener for the sheltered. It is a blending combination of action and contemplation. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.firsttoread.com.