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Down among the dead men a year in the life of a mortuary technician

by Williams, Michelle, 1973-

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Summary
Michelle Williams is young and attractive, with close family ties, a busy social life . . . and an unusual occupation. When she impulsively applies to be a mortuary technician and is offered the position, she has no idea that her decision to accept will be one of the most momentous of her life. "What I didn't realize then," she writes, "was that I was about to start one of the most amazing jobs you can do.". To Williams, life in the mortuary is neither grim nor frightening. She introduces readers to a host of unique characters: pathologists (many eccentric, some utterly crazy), undertakers, an
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A 30-year-old British woman, bored with her National Health Service job, applies on a whim for a position as a trainee at a hospital mortuary. This entertaining memoir chronicles the author's first year on the job, which sees her learning how to perform a postmortem, determine cause of death, and deal with grieving relatives and shady undertakers (among a lot of other things). She tells her story in a straightforward manner, not pulling any punches when it comes to describing her working environment ( He tugged at the guts and began to unwind them . . . . ), although this means there are occasional gruesome and shivery moments ( it was infested with maggots that were having a huge feast on human flesh ). Her colleagues are portrayed as ordinary men and women, not as a collection of comic stereotypes: one of the book's key themes is that it's an unusual job, but the people who do it are just regular folk. Not your run-of-the-mill occupational memoir, but definitely an interesting one.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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Subjects Williams, Michelle, 1973-
Mortuary technicians Great Britain Biography
Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
1973-
Publisher New York :Counterpoint Press2010
2010
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781593763886
1593763883
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