College student Joe Talbert contains the modest goal of completing a writing assignment to have an English class. His task would be to interview a stranger and write a concise biography of your companion. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to some nearby an elderly care facility to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and shortly nothing in Joe’s every day life is ever exactly the same.
Carl is often a dying Vietnam veteran–as well as a convicted murderer. With not many months to live on, he’s got been medically paroled with a nursing home, we have spent thirty years in prison to the crimes of rape and murder.
As Joe writes about Carl’s life, especially Carl’s valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism with the soldier with all the despicable acts on the convict. Joe, regarding his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering reality, but they are hamstrung within his efforts insurance firms to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, as well as a haunting childhood memory.
Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But while he and Lila dig deeper to the circumstances on the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the simple truth before it’s too far gone to escape the fallout?