The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade Character Descriptions

Thomas Lynch
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Thomas Lynch

This is an American undertaker, poet, and essay writer.

Thomas's Father

Prominently featured in the book, this person founded a Michigan funeral home that became a family tradition.

Thomas's Mother

This is a person of deep faith who viewed her approaching death as an opportunity for redemptive suffering.

Tommy and Nora Lynch

These are Irish cousins from County Clare.

Henry Nugent

This poet endured a painful divorce and long period of mourning.

Matthew Sweeney

This poet is a hypochondriac with an intense awareness of the reality of death.

Mary Jackson

This person was responsible for leading the charge to rebuild the Oak Grove Bridge.

Thomas Lynch's Children

The undertaker's sharp awareness of death caused him to be overly concerned about these people.

Uncle Eddie

This person started a suicide clean-up service.

Jack Kevorkian

Known as Dr. Death, this person advocated physician-assisted suicide.

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