The Undertaking

Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

By Thomas Lynch
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393334876, 199pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

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Description
Here is the voice of both witness and functionary. Lynch stands between the living and the living who have died with outrage and amazement, awe and calm, straining for the brief glimpse we all get of what mortality means to a vital species.



About the Author
Thomas Lynch is a funeral director and the author of several books of essays, poems, and short stories. His book, "The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade" won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His work has been the subject of two documentary films including the Emmy Award-winning "The Undertaking" (PBS Frontline, 2007). Visit his website at www.thomaslynch.com.
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