The Life We Bury - Chapters 27-29 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 27, after the play Joe tells Lila about Jeremy's bruises as an explanation for his reaction to the play, and she notes that everyone has baggage. At the pub, a rowdy drunk recognizes Lila as "Nasty Nash," calling her a sure thing and causing her to run from the pub. Joe slyly punches the guy in the gut and flees before anyone realizes what happened.

Joe goes to Lila's apartment in Chapter 28, and she explains that she was wild in high school and developed a reputation for promiscuity. Consequently, no one believed her when she was raped the night of graduation. Lila spent a year in therapy afterward. Joe tucks Lila into bed. Then, since she does not want to be alone, he crawls in beside her.

In Chapter 29, Lila and Joe make breakfast and discuss the case in his apartment the...

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