Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
“[Lynch] brings the lessons of death to life, and turns life and death into art.” —Time Out New York
Here is the voice of both witness and functionary. Lynch stands between “the living and the living who have died” with outrage and amazement, awe and calm, straining for the brief glimpse we all get of what mortality means to a vital species.
- June 2009
- 5 × 7.8 in
/ 224 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“A startling and eloquent meditation on death and bereavement.” — Spin
“A memoir that is stand-out superb.” — Esquire
“Forceful, authentic and full of a kind of ethical and aesthetic clarity.” — New York Times
“One of the most life-affirming books I have read . . . brims with humanity, irreverence, and invigorating candor.” — The Nation
“Lynch’s vivid prose has the electricity of writing that tells us what is going on in the secret places of the community—and the secret places of the heart.” — USA Today
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