Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters, this book makes the terrifying subject of cremation, burial and detah rituals fascinating. A lifetime?s experience of the bereaved.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
‘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.Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Paperback edition by Caitlin Doughty

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ISBN-13

9.78178E 12

Format

Paperback

Publication Date

03-Mar-16

Pages

272

Product dimensions

132 x 195 x 18mm

Weight

190g