Seventh Street Books
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Featuring: Carl Iverson; Joe Talbert
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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
of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a
nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets
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
Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier
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
leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting
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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