Undertaking (Hardcover)

Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

By Thomas Lynch

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393041125, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1997

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2009)
Paperback (8/1/1998)
Paperback (4/1/1998)

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Like all poets inspired by death, Lynch is, unlike others, also hired to bury the dead or to cremate them in a small Michigan town where he serves as funeral director. In this book, Lynch names the hurts and shapes the questions posed by the familiar mystery known as death.