We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter

We'll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger's Daughter

by Rachael Hanel
     
 

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This book presents the unique, moving perspective of a gravedigger’s daughter and her lifelong relationship with death. It is also a masterful meditation on the living elements of our cemeteries: our neighbors, friends, and families and how these things come together in the eyes of a young girl whose childhood is suffused with death and the wonder of the

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This book presents the unique, moving perspective of a gravedigger’s daughter and her lifelong relationship with death. It is also a masterful meditation on the living elements of our cemeteries: our neighbors, friends, and families and how these things come together in the eyes of a young girl whose childhood is suffused with death and the wonder of the living.

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"We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down gently untucks dying, death, and mourning from the dark recesses of the drawer we Midwesterners, descendants of the stoic and neat, have kept it. Choice passages of Hanel’s story so affected me that my throat went sore swallowing grief. All the while, I had the sense of watching a determined child fall down, scrape her knee, and stand up, lip quivering, eyes glistening but resolute." —Nicole Helget, author of The Turtle Catcher

"Mesmerizing!" —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816683468
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/13/2013
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
705,828
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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