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The Resource The life we bury, Allen Eskens, (electronic resource)

The life we bury, Allen Eskens, (electronic resource)

Label
The life we bury
Title
The life we bury
Statement of responsibility
Allen Eskens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Summary
"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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Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356455
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eskens, Allen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3605.S49
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Max Rupert novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • College students
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Label
The life we bury, Allen Eskens, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616149994
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fdd4db90-be8b-41a6-8796-732348ec2f77
Publisher number
EB00319785
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1995924
  • (OCoLC)883318973
  • (OCoLC)ocn883318973
  • 1995924
Label
The life we bury, Allen Eskens, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616149994
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fdd4db90-be8b-41a6-8796-732348ec2f77
Publisher number
EB00319785
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1995924
  • (OCoLC)883318973
  • (OCoLC)ocn883318973
  • 1995924

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