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Making an Exit : From the Magnificent to the Macabre - How We Dignify the Dead
by Sarah Murray


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"Not only a fascinating travelogue but also a personal meditation on loss and fate...There is a wealth to discover within these pages." The Economist
Journalist Sarah Murray never gave much thought to what might ultimately happen to her remains until her father died.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Not only a fascinating travelogue but also a personal meditation on loss and fate...There is a wealth to discover within these pages." The Economist
Journalist Sarah Murray never gave much thought to what might ultimately happen to her remains until her father died. Puzzled by the choices he made about the disposal of his "organic matter," she embarks on a series of journeys to discover how death is commemorated in different cultures. Her travels lead her to discover everything from a Czech chandelier of human bones and a weeping ceremony in Iran to a Philippine village where the casketed dead hang in caves.
Fascinating, poignant, and often funny, "Making an Exit" is Murray's exploration of the ways in which we seek to dignify the dead and a deeply personal quest for a final send-off of her own."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250015655
  • ISBN-10: 1250015650
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 306
  • Dimensions: 8.99 x 5.82 x 0.87 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Social Science > Death & Dying
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