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The Life We Bury

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The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
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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 Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?
Prometheus Books; October 2014
ISBN 9781616149994
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Title: The Life We Bury
Author: Allen Eskens
 
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Wonderfull thoughts went into it.
As I took this book character driven at first it easnt until further within the pages that the plot was rearing it's head. I stayed with the trithful trust developing between the characters. The meaningful relationships built throughout not unlike my own life whereby we learn to bonf with someone whom we can tell our deepest secrets to.
Bravo sir. Good first novel.
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