Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "What [Jokinen] has produced is absorbing, at times cringe-inducing, thought-provoking and illuminating. In other words, a great read." --Ottawa Citizen "[A] revealing and respectful book." --Winnipeg Free Press "Curtainsis a frequently amusing book. The death business requires a sense of humour . . . and Jokinen has a deft comic touch." --National Post "Lively and literate. . . . a book about . . . the pleasures of good writing, close observation, a thoughtful voice, a well-told story, a loving if skeptical take on reality, a detailed sense of irony and humour, a thirst for exploration. In all, it is a fine piece of work." --The Globe and Mail From the Trade Paperback edition. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: If Bill Bryson were to join a Winnipeg funeral home as an apprentice, and if he searched for the meaning of life and death while he was at it, you'd have Curtains - enlightening, full of life in the midst of death, and very funny.
"There's a time, from when someone dies to when they magically pop up at the funeral or as a bag of ashes, that remains a black hole, invisible to civilians, and they're happy with that arrangement. My job covers that gap."
At forty-four Tom Jokinen began to seriously question the secular funeral rites that are taking over the industry: is this really the way we want to say our final goodbyes? The question had such a hard grip on his Finnish soul that he decided to quit his job in order to become an apprentice undertaker. Curtainsis about what he found, from the mundane to the macabre. Among the things he learned: in cremation, the heart and head are the last parts to burn; purple lipstick looks best on a dead man; funeral directors have been known to dance during the service - out of sight of funeral goers, of course, and with the utmost respect for the dead. 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.
L'autore: TOM JOKINEN is a radio producer and video-journalist who has worked on Morningside, Counterspin with Avi Lewis and Definitely Not the Opera as well as many other CBC shows. In 2006 he took a job as an apprentice undertaker at a Winnipeg funeral home. He has also worked as a railroad operator, an editorial cartoonist and spent two years in medical school at the University of Toronto. He dropped out, but not before dissecting two human cadavers.
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Descrizione libro Random House Canada, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket has moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. Codice libro della libreria 742745n
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0307355683I5N00
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2720681831
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2729119158
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2731123472
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Straight spine with no creases. Cover has no damage and pages show little wear. Codice libro della libreria G0307355683I2N00
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Codice libro della libreria G0307355683I4N00
Descrizione libro Random House Canada. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0307355683 279pp. (black spine) large 8vo. 2010. First edition. First impression with the number one in the number string to the copyright page. A very good, clean, tight copy in like jacket. No inscriptions. Original publisher's maroon boards - gilt embossed to the spine. A couple of bumps to the tail of the spine - not heavy - with some light associated creasing to the overlying jacket. The jacket has not been price-clipped and has slight shelf wear to the rear panel and they tiniest of rub marks to the leading edge of the rear panel. A very good copy indeed of a rare first edition. Shipping from the UK. Codice libro della libreria SKU006940
Descrizione libro Random House Canada, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020307355683
Descrizione libro Random House Canada 978-0-307-35568-3, Toronto. [978-0-307-35568-3] 2010, 1st printing. (Hardcover) Near fine in near fine dust jacket. 279pp. There is a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Manitoba, Funeral Industry--Manitoba, Funeral Rites--Manitoba, Undertakers--Manitoba). Codice libro della libreria 144766