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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

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'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From 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.

Product code: 9781782111054

ISBN 9781782111054
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS17
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 272
Edition Main
The critically acclaimed account of Caitlin Doughty's first year working on the funerary frontlines