The Life We Bury
by Allen Eskens
2014/ 303 pages
read by Zack Villa 8h 24m
rating – A / crime – amateur detective
When Joe Talbert is given a biographical writing assignment for a college class he chooses Carl Iverson, an old man in a nursing home as his subject. As it turns out Carl is on parol from a life sentence in prison because he’s in the final stages of cancer. He was convicted of the rape of a child and murder.
As Joe and Carl get to know each other they each have other issues. Joe’s mother is an alcoholic and now that Joe has moved out his teenage brother Jeremy has no protection from Mom and her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carl is still trying to cope with the hell of living with Vietnam War memories. >>>>MORE (no spoilers)>>>>