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The life we bury: a novel

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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. 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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seriesMax Rupert novels
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subject_facetAutistic people -- Family relationships -- Fiction
College students -- Fiction
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Electronic books
Life imprisonment -- Fiction
Minnesota -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Older prisoners -- Fiction
Veterans -- Fiction
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction
title_displayThe life we bury : a novel
title_fullThe Life We Bury
The life we bury : a novel / by Allen Eskens
The life we bury : a novel [electronic resource] / Allan Eskens
The life we bury : a novel [electronic resource] / Allen Eskens
title_shortThe life we bury
title_suba novel
topic_facetAutistic people
College students
Dysfunctional families
Electronic books
Family relationships
Fiction
Life imprisonment
Literature
Mystery
Older prisoners
Thriller
Veterans
Vietnam War, 1961-1975