The Resource The life we bury, Allen Eskens

The life we bury, Allen Eskens

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 a writing assignment to interview a stranger and write a brief biography. With deadlines looming, he heads to a nearby nursing home to find a subject and meets Carl Iverson. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran, who has been medically paroled after spending thirty years in prison for rape and murder. As he writes about Carl's life, Joe cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Along with his skeptical female neighbor, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth
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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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356455
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Eskens, Allen
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Max Rupert novels
Series volume
0001
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  • College students
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
Label
The life we bury, Allen Eskens
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000058643005
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432834319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The life we bury, Allen Eskens
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000058643005
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
459 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432834319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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