Cover image for The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster
The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster
Title:
The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster
ISBN:
9781250101204
Physical Description:
291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his living room. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose. Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead--and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together."--Jacket flap.
Personal Subject:
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
©2017