This classic Dubus story inspired the Todd Field film In the
Bedroom. It opens with one burial, and closes with another. Frank, a young
man home from college for the summer, is killed by his girlfriend’s
jealous ex-husband Richard Strout. Frank was Matt’s youngest son. What
follows is Matt’s attempt to reconcile this dramatic loss, which
ultimately results in Strout’s murder.
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