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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming of age in a black funeral home in Baltimore Sheri Booker was only fifteen when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea her summer job would become nine years of immersion into a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, Sheri found comfort in the funeral home and soon had the run of the place. 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. "Nine Years Under" offers readers an unbelievable glimpse into an industry in the backdrop of all our lives
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
338.4/73637509752
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9999.U53
LC item number
U5217 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home, Sheri Booker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback, 2013
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn887686131
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781592407125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)887686131
Label
Nine years under : coming of age in an inner-city funeral home, Sheri Booker
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback, 2013
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn887686131
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781592407125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)887686131

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