Michael Waterhouse

Further Thoughts of a Funeral Director

Bodies in Motion and at Rest

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The Undertaking, Thomas Lynch’s last book, had him rolling around small -town Michigan in his ‘Dead Wagon’, dispensing funeral services to a couple of hundred local inhabitants and poetry to a slightly smaller number. In this companion volume, he emerges as more than an undertaking bard. Catholic, former altar boy, Rotarian, fisherman, ex-drunk, divorcee and single parent: could Thomas Lynch be a cat-hater as well? In fact, he hates ‘one old, lazy, gray she-cat’ with a passion.

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