The undertaking life studies from the dismal trade by thomas lynch ww norton company 1997 1395 this is none of my business thomas lynch proclaims about his funeral and yet it is his funeral director mortician undertaker poet mr lynch is an irish poet who here presents a dozen essays about his stock in trade deftly . The undertaking was a finalist for the national book award he is also the author of still life in milford booking passage apparition late fictions and walking papers lynch lives in milford michigan and west clare ireland. As such the undertaking life studies from the dismal trade is a unique book full of profound insights and lyrical prose built around lynchs work as the owner and operator of a funeral home in his hometown of milford michigan. In the preface lynch says that early on he came to understand that the undertaking trade he would inherit from his father had little to do with what was done to the dead but everything to do with how the living responded to the deaths of loved ones neighbors and friends. Abebookscom the undertaking life studies from the dismal trade 9780393334876 by thomas lynch and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices
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