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The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster

Author: Sarah Krasnostein
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2017 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sandra Pankhurst; Sandra Pankhurst
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Krasnostein
ISBN: 9781250101204 1250101204
OCLC Number: 983608840
Description: 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Krasnostein.

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"Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife. . . But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his living room. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose. Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead--and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together."--Jacket flap.

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