Heike Fink: My Year With Death. Gütersloher Verlagshaus (Hardcover)

My Year With Death

How I got to know the great unknown better

Original Title: Mein Jahr mit dem Tod

Hardcover with jacket, 320 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-579-07310-1
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

Date of publication: May 29, 2018
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Heike  Fink - My Year With Death


Stories about death – pulsating with life

It is there at a friend's grave: the dismay at the realisation that one's own life is finite! What is Death, that state no one can evade? Does the unavoidable become more bearable by looking at it straight in the eye?

Heike Fink tries to find out. For a whole year she sought the company of people who fostered a special relationship with death. She spoke to undertakers, a cemetery gardener, the director of a hospice and a physicist who had had a near death experience. A crime scene cleaner tells her of his experiences and she speaks to a terminally ill singer whose voice only wants to sing Yiddish songs. These are stories full of wit and poetry, some of them are sad, others sentimental, but they are always candid and very poignant.


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