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...
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