Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the CrematoriumCaitlin Doughty

  • 272 Pages / Published Thu Mar 03 00:00:00 GMT 2016
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER’Unforgettable . . .

a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death’ Gavin Francis, GuardianFrom her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people’s erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals – and those of other cultures – she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.

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Weight 190 g
Dimensions 132 × 195 mm
ISBN-13

9781782111054

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Date of Publication

Thu Mar 03 00:00:00 GMT 2016

By (author)

Caitlin Doughty

Pages

272

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