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The life we bury
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Published:
Amherst, NY : Random House Inc, 2014., Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2014.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
303 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Mystery Fiction has 3
MYSTERY FICTION (E)
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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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Street Date:
1410
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781616149987, 1616149981

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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"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Eskens, A. (2014). The life we bury. Amherst, NY: Random House Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Eskens, Allen, 1963-. 2014. The Life We Bury. Amherst, NY: Random House Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Eskens, Allen, 1963-, The Life We Bury. Amherst, NY: Random House Inc, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Eskens, Allen. The Life We Bury. Amherst, NY: Random House Inc, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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