The Life We Bury - Chapters 51-54 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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In Chapter 51, Joe's headlights reveal Lila tied up in the pasture with Dan pointing a gun at her head. There is 70 feet of snow between Joe and the barn; so, he climbs out the window with the bottle and seeks cover near the creek, inching closer. Dan orders him to bring the trash, threatening to shoot Lila if Joe does not comply. When Joe breaks a branch, Dan fires at him. Joe grunts as if he has been shot and throws his phone as a distraction. Dan insists that he holds the cards. As Dan nears him, Joe steps out from hiding and swings, but Dan ducks and shoots Joe in the thigh; Joe falls face first into the snow.

In Chapter 52, knowing that he and Lila will both die if he gives up, Joe tries to fight; but, Dan handcuffs him and...

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