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The Lives of Skeletons

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Homeless for more than 25 years in rural Iowa, Marty Freeman is familiar with bad days. Today he is clinging to the hood of a moving Chrysler. This is much more than a bad day.Inspired by actual events, The Lives of Skeletons chronicles a bizarre hit and run accident. Trapped in a garage with strength and sanity slipping, Marty struggles to free himself. His captor, a youn ...more
Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published (first published July 1st 2011)
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Janet Mcdonald
Jul 07, 2011 Janet Mcdonald rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting find. The story is "inspired by true events" and I do vaugely remember this story in the news. This book deviates quite a bit from the real story, but it is still interesting.

It is about a homeless man living in a small impoverished town in Iowa. He's hit by a car by a young woman who freaks out and traps him in her garage. The story is about him trying to escape, but also about him dealing with his past. What was interesting about it for me was a look at poverty in a ru
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Elaine
Jun 26, 2012 Elaine rated it it was amazing
And I thought hood ornaments were a thing of the past…

Parts of "The Lives of Skeletons" are rather creepy. It is well-paced once you get beyond meeting several of the characters. It’s a story unlike any other.

Marty has hallucinations as he desperately tries to extricate himself from his precarious position.

Alcohol-induced Dogger is frantic and takes whatever steps he sees as necessary to find his missing long-time friend.

Doug can’t or won’t understand his fiancé’s willingness to help the homel
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Manuel Sánchez
I read this in 2012
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Sep 01, 2011 Arielle rated it liked it
Holy hit-and-run! Gotta finish domestic stuff to get back to this one....
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