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All the living and the dead : a personal investigation into the death trade / by Hayley Campbell.

All the living and the dead : a personal investigation into the death trade / by Hayley Campbell.
All the living and the dead :
We are surrounded by death. It is in our news, our nursery rhymes, our true-crime podcasts. Yet from a young age, we are told that death is something to be feared. How are we supposed to know what we're so afraid of, when we are never given the chance to look? Fuelled by a childhood fascination with death, journalist Hayley Campbell searches for answers in the people who make a living by working with the dead. Along the way, she encounters mass fatality investigators, embalmers, and a former executioner who is responsible for ending 62 lives. She meets gravediggers who have already dug their own graves, visits a cryonics facility in Michigan, goes for late-night Chinese with a detective, and questions a man whose job it is to make crime scenes disappear. Through Campbell's incisive and candid interviews with these people who see death every day, she asks: Why would someone choose this kind of life? Does it change you as a person? And are we missing something vital by letting death remain hidden?

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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
363.75/CAM
Adult Non-Fiction   Laurieton . On Loan, Reserved . 29 Jun 2022
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Record Number 671872
ISBN 1526601427
9781526601421
1526601397
9781526601391
Author Campbell, Hayley
Title All the living and the dead : a personal investigation into the death trade / by Hayley Campbell.
Publication details London : Raven Books, Bloomsbury, 2022.
Pagination etc. 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note We are surrounded by death. It is in our news, our nursery rhymes, our true-crime podcasts. Yet from a young age, we are told that death is something to be feared. How are we supposed to know what we're so afraid of, when we are never given the chance to look? Fuelled by a childhood fascination with death, journalist Hayley Campbell searches for answers in the people who make a living by working with the dead. Along the way, she encounters mass fatality investigators, embalmers, and a former executioner who is responsible for ending 62 lives. She meets gravediggers who have already dug their own graves, visits a cryonics facility in Michigan, goes for late-night Chinese with a detective, and questions a man whose job it is to make crime scenes disappear. Through Campbell's incisive and candid interviews with these people who see death every day, she asks: Why would someone choose this kind of life? Does it change you as a person? And are we missing something vital by letting death remain hidden?
Subject Death care industry
Death
Death -- Economic aspects
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Reservations Queue 2
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