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Curtains

adventures of an undertaker-in-training

1st Da Capo Press ed.
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This edition published in by Da Capo Pr. in Philadelphia, PA.

Written in English

279 pages

Tom Jokinen began to seriously question the secular funeral rites that are taking over the industry. The question had such a hard grip on his Finnish soul that he decided to become an apprentice undertaker. This book is about what he found, from the mundane to the macabre. For anyone who's secretly wondered why they paid $2000 for a 5-lb bag of dust--or questioned whether that dust was really the person they loved--Curtains lifts the veil on the funeral industry in the 21st century.--From publisher description.

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Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training
2011, Random House of Canada
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Curtains: adventures of an undertaker-in-training
2010, Da Capo Pr.
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Curtains

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Work Description

Tom Jokinen began to seriously question the secular funeral rites that are taking over the industry. The question had such a hard grip on his Finnish soul that he decided to become an apprentice undertaker. This book is about what he found, from the mundane to the macabre. For anyone who's secretly wondered why they paid $2000 for a 5-lb bag of dust--or questioned whether that dust was really the person they loved--Curtains lifts the veil on the funeral industry in the 21st century.--From publisher description.

Curtains

adventures of an undertaker-in-training

1st Da Capo Press ed.

This edition published in by Da Capo Pr. in Philadelphia, PA.


Edition Description

Tom Jokinen began to seriously question the secular funeral rites that are taking over the industry. The question had such a hard grip on his Finnish soul that he decided to become an apprentice undertaker. This book is about what he found, from the mundane to the macabre. For anyone who's secretly wondered why they paid $2000 for a 5-lb bag of dust--or questioned whether that dust was really the person they loved--Curtains lifts the veil on the funeral industry in the 21st century.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

The factory
A way of life like any other
"All that malarkey"
I'm sorry for your loss, but you've mistaken me for someone who knows what he's doing
Love your hair, who's your embalmer?
Funeral family values
To keep things the way they are, we have to change
Respect, dignity and black underpants
Grief sneaks past
Two hundred cubic inches of you
Turn that frown upside down: the "celebration of life"
Contributing to shareholder values, one corpse at a time
"Shall we gather at the river"
The storm
Death in Venice Beach
The myth of permanence
The spookiest trade show in America
One less undertaker.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
363.75092
Library of Congress
RA622 .J65 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
279 pages ;
Number of pages
279

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26331966M
Internet Archive
curtainsadventur00tomj
ISBN 10
0306818914
ISBN 13
9780306818912
LC Control Number
2010920629
OCLC/WorldCat
449858784

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