The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade - Study Guide Chapter 10, Uncle Eddie, Inc. Summary & Analysis

Thomas Lynch
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Uncle Eddie was in the suicide clean-up business and it was going well. He needed a separate line, slogan, and an 800 number. He was not sure how to package himself, given the nature of his business, however.

In the past, Thomas would clean up messy deaths for free. One such case was that of a man who had killed himself when his wife characteristically refused to have sex with him in order to look good for her boss in the morning (who she was having an affair with). Thomas and his friend Wes Rice worked until morning to clean up the body.

Thomas is often impressed by those who commit suicide because of how determined they are to do massive and irreparable damage to themselves. All successful suicides display it. Successful homicide is the same. Thomas comments that the...

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