The Life We Bury Setting

Allen Eskens
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Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN is the main setting of this novel. This is where Joe lives in an apartment after enrolling at the University of Minnesota. Most of his research takes place in Minneapolis. It is also the setting for the development of his relationship with Lila.

Austin, MN

Austin, MN is Joe's hometown where his mother and brother live. Joe attended community college in this town before transferring to UMN. He returns to Austin to care for Jeremy after their mother leaves for several days. He also takes Jeremy away from their mother after Larry hits him a second time.

Hillview Manor

Hillview Manor, located in suburban Richield, is the nursing home where Carl Iverson is transferred from prison because he is dying from cancer. Joe visits Hillview in search of a subject for his biography assignment and spends much time there, interviewing Carl.

Joe's Apartment

Joe's apartment...

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