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The Resource Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home, Sheri Booker

Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home, Sheri Booker

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Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home
Title
Nine years under
Title remainder
coming of age in an inner-city funeral home
Statement of responsibility
Sheri Booker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Six Feet Under" meets The Wire in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming-of-age in a black funeral home in Baltimore. Sheri Booker was only fifteen years old when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea that her summer job would become nine years of immersion in a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, she found comfort in the funeral home, and soon has the run of the place, from its sacred chapels to the terrifying embalming room. With AIDS and gang violence threatening to wipe out a generation of black men, Wylie was never short on business. As families came together to bury one of their own, Booker was privy to their most intimate moments of grief and despair. But along with the sadness, Booker encountered moments of dark humor: brawls between mistresses and widows, and car crashes at McDonald's with dead bodies in tow. While she never got over her terror of the embalming room, Booker learned to expect the unexpected and to never, ever cry. This vibrant tour of a macabre world reveals an urban funeral culture where photo-screened memorial T-shirts often replace suits and ties and the dead are sent off with a joint or a fifth of cognac. Nine Years Under offers readers an unbelievable glimpse into an industry in the backdrop of all our lives"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Booker, Sheri
Dewey number
338.4/73637509752
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9999.U53
LC item number
U5217 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albert P. Wylie Funeral Home (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Undertakers and undertaking
Label
Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home, Sheri Booker
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781592407125.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781592407125
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn814455036
  • 939904
Label
Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home, Sheri Booker
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781592407125.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781592407125
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn814455036
  • 939904

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