The Resource In the land of long fingernails: : a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius, Charles Wilkins, (electronic resource)

In the land of long fingernails: : a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius, Charles Wilkins, (electronic resource)

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In the land of long fingernails: : a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius
Title
In the land of long fingernails:
Title remainder
a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius
Statement of responsibility
Charles Wilkins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1969, Charlie Wilkins was a young man in search of a job. Turned down by a dozen potential employers - including Shubang Used Tire and Dick's Nifty Car Wash - Wilkins landed an unlikely job at a vast corporate cemetery as a "bone waxer," handling "bird-houses" (urns), and earning an invaluable education about life as a caregiver in death. From reckless disinterments, to a mid-summer gravediggers' strike, to the illegal shifting of bones from untended graves, In the Land of Long Fingernails is a coming-of-age story among extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. It offers up a Barnum-esque cavalcade of "slay carpenters," "dirt nappers," mavericks and misfits, shifty plot salesmen, and drug-addled gravediggers, yet it also shows us their uncertainty and superstitions, and their relentless gallows humor amid the inevitable reminders of what it is, finally, to be human. In the funny and dark spirit of Thomas Lynch's best-selling The Undertaking, Mary Roach's hit Stiff, and Six Feet Under, In the Land of Long Fingernails is a testament not just to unexpected friendship but also to late sixties culture, and to the art and power of storytelling
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Wilkins, Charles
Dewey number
393/.1092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Cemeteries
  • Gravediggers
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
In the land of long fingernails: : a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius, Charles Wilkins, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832827
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11832827
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11832827
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remote
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11832827
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
In the land of long fingernails: : a gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius, Charles Wilkins, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11832827
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11832827
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11832827
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832827
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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