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My father's wake: how the Irish teach us to live, love and die
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Published:
New York : Da Capo Press ;, 2017.
Physical Desc:
275 pages ; 22 cm
Rating:
Adult
Status:
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"An intimate, lyrical look at the ancient rite of the Irish wake--and the Irish way of overcoming our fear of death. Death is a whisper for most of us. Instinctively we feel we should dim the lights, pull the curtains, and speak softly. Each day, along with reports of incoming Atlantic storms, the local radio runs a daily roll call of the recently departed. The islanders go in great numbers, young and old alike, to be with their dead. They keep vigil with the corpse and the bereaved company through the long hours of the night. They dig the grave with their own hands and carry the coffin on their own shoulders. The islanders cherish the dead--and amid the sorrow, they celebrate life, too. In My Father's Wake, acclaimed author and award-winning filmmaker Kevin Toolis unforgettably describes his own father's wake and explores the wider history and significance of this ancient and eternal Irish ritual. Perhaps we, too, can all find a better way to deal with our mortality--by living and loving as the Irish do." -- Dust jacket.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780306921469, 0306921464

Notes

General Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, Ltd., a Hachette UK Company." -- Title page verso.
Description
"An intimate, lyrical look at the ancient rite of the Irish wake--and the Irish way of overcoming our fear of death. Death is a whisper for most of us. Instinctively we feel we should dim the lights, pull the curtains, and speak softly. Each day, along with reports of incoming Atlantic storms, the local radio runs a daily roll call of the recently departed. The islanders go in great numbers, young and old alike, to be with their dead. They keep vigil with the corpse and the bereaved company through the long hours of the night. They dig the grave with their own hands and carry the coffin on their own shoulders. The islanders cherish the dead--and amid the sorrow, they celebrate life, too. In My Father's Wake, acclaimed author and award-winning filmmaker Kevin Toolis unforgettably describes his own father's wake and explores the wider history and significance of this ancient and eternal Irish ritual. Perhaps we, too, can all find a better way to deal with our mortality--by living and loving as the Irish do." -- Dust jacket.
Target Audience
Adult,Brodart.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Toolis, K. (2017). My father's wake: how the Irish teach us to live, love and die. First U.S. edition. New York: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Toolis, Kevin. 2017. My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die. New York: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Toolis, Kevin, My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die. New York: Da Capo Press, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Toolis, Kevin. My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die. First U.S. edition. New York: Da Capo Press, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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