The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade

Finalist, National Book Awards 1997 for Nonfiction

The Undertaking- Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch
ISBN 978-0393041125
W. W. Norton & Company

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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