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The Resource The removers [electronic resource - eBook] : a memoir, Andrew Meredith

The removers [electronic resource - eBook] : a memoir, Andrew Meredith

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The removers [electronic resource - eBook] : a memoir
Title
The removers [electronic resource - eBook]
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Meredith
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Language
eng
Summary
"A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. For almost twenty years I mistook my father's downfall as my own. But it wasn't. It was not my sister's either, nor my mother's. A literature professor at La Salle University, Andrew Meredith's father was fired after unspecified allegations of sexual misconduct. It's a transgression Andrew cannot forgive, for it brought about long-lasting familial despair. In the wake of the scandal, Andrew's parents limp along, trapped in an unhappy marriage. Meanwhile, Andrew treads water, stuck in a kind of suspended adolescence--falling in and out of school, moving blindly from one half-hearted relationship to the next, slowly killing the nights drinking beer and listening to music with his childhood friends. Broke, Andrew moves back home to his childhood neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia and takes a job alongside his father as a 'remover, ' the name for those unseen, unsung workers who take away the bodies of those who die at home. He describes, as only a professional can do, the intimate, horrific, poignant, and occasionally morbidly comedic aspects of handling the dead. Just how do you carry a 500-pound corpse down winding stairs? What actually happens to pacemakers, tooth fillings, surgical screws, artificial hips, and anything else that the deceased has within his or her body? Andrew begins to see his father not through the lens of a wronged and resentful child, but as a sympathetic, imperfect man who loves his family despite his flaws. Eventually the chip on his shoulder starts to lose its weight. Poetic without being florid, and with the literary ability to transform the naturally grotesque into the exquisite, The Removers is a searing story of a young man who finds in death a redemptive path toward the forgiveness of the living, including himself"--
Summary
A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living
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Biography type
autobiography
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10324700
Cataloging source
HQD
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1975-
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Meredith, Andrew
Dewey number
920.09748/11
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.M4923
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Meredith, Andrew
  • Meredith, Andrew
  • Young men
  • Fathers and sons
  • Coming of age
  • Forgiveness
  • Corpse removals
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The removers [electronic resource - eBook] : a memoir, Andrew Meredith
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Electronic book
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online resource
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text
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txt
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476761244
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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  • 2081397
  • (OCoLC)892303900
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  • 2081397
Label
The removers [electronic resource - eBook] : a memoir, Andrew Meredith
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476761244
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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b454b0b2-1f33-4873-b64d-400fc497332a
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • 2081397
  • (OCoLC)892303900
  • (OCoLC)ocn892303900
  • 2081397

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