In the Land of Long Fingernails

A Gravedigger's Memoir
Product Number: EB00774831
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781553658757
Publisher: Greystone Books
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Description

Charles Wilkins, then a university student, took a job as a gravedigger in a vast corporate cemetery in the east end of Toronto during the hazy summer of 1969. The bizarre-but-true events of that time-a midsummer gravediggers' strike, the unearthing of a victim of an unsolved murder, and a little illegal bone-shifting-play out among a Barnum-esque parade of mavericks and misfits in this macabre and hilarious memoir. Amid relentless gallows humor and the inevitable reminders of what it is, finally, to be human, Wilkins provides an unforgettable insider's view of a morbidly fascinating industry. In the Land of Long Fingernails is a story of mortality, materialism, friendship and sexuality… and the gradual coming-of-age of an impressionable young man.

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Author(s): Charles Wilkins
Original Publish Date: Apr 15, 2011

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