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The life we bury: a novel

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Grouping Titlelife we bury
Grouping Authorallen eskens
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-25 07:30:39AM
Last Indexed2020-09-25 07:44:26AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781616149987

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display_description"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. Iverson 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 Carl's conviction. But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout"--
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ils:698712BookBooksEnglishSeventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2014.303 pages ; 21 cm
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seriesMax Rupert novels
series_with_volumeMax Rupert novels|1
title_displayThe life we bury : a novel
title_fullThe Life We Bury
The life we bury : a novel / Allen Eskens
title_shortThe life we bury
title_suba novel