The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury Author Allen Eskens
ISBN-10 1616149981
ISBN-13 9781616149987
Year 2014-10-14
Pages 303
Language English
Publisher Seventh Street Books
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College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person With deadlines looming Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject There he meets Carl Iverson and soon nothing in Joe s life is ever the same Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran and a convicted murderer With only a few months to live he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder As Joe writes about Carl s life especially Carl s valor in Vietnam he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict Joe along with his skeptical female neighbor throws himself into uncovering the truth but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable and a haunting childhood memory Thread by thread Joe unravels the tapestry of Carls conviction But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime the stakes grow higher Will Joe discover the truth before its too late to escape the fallout

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The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury Author Allen Eskens
ISBN-10 9781616149994
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 303

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The Life We Bury Author Allen Eskens
ISBN-10 1432834312
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The Life We Bury Author Allen Eskens
ISBN-10 1410493415
Release 2016-09-07
Pages 538