The Life We Bury - Chapters 3-5 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 3, Joe thinks of how little time he and Jeremy spent apart before he left for college. Although their mother was always subject to wild mood swings, they worsened after Grandpa Bill died. She began hitting Joe. When Joe turned 18, she started hitting Jeremy. Joe stopped her when he was around; but, he ignored knowing that it would get worse after he left.

Joe takes Jeremy to Joe's apartment. Once there, Jeremy refuses to enter. Their face-off is interrupted by L. Nash, Joe's beautiful, quiet neighbor. The distraction calms Jeremy. Joe settles his brother into bed with a movie and listens to his voicemail, mostly from his mother. There is also a message from Mrs. Lorngren that Carl will meet with Joe.

In Chapter 4, Joe's library research reveals that Carl was accused of murdering his neighbor, Crystal Marie Hagan, on October 29, 1980. Carl's...

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