FIVE FEET UNDER – DEATH, DECAY AND THE LIFE OF A MORTICIAN
EN SEKSTI UNDER – ALT OM DØDSFALL, LIKHENTING, FORRÅTNELSE OG EN BEGRAVELSEAGENTS LIV
By Tor-Håkon Gabriel Håvardsen
EVERYONE WILL END up five feet under one day. But what happens to the dead body from the moment we die until our body is actually lying in the grave? And what is life like when you work with death as a profession? It may sound depressing and disturbing to read about it. But it’s not, on the contrary. Life in the funeral home is unconventional and sometimes macabre, but death is also vital and affects us all.
WITH CHARM, COMPASSION, and expertise, Håvardsen provides insights into funeral customs and bizarre experiences. He answers questions such as: What signs indicate that someone has been strangled to death? What happens if you die while on vacation in the south? What does a dead person look like after lying in the sea? How do you care for a dead body, and how on earth do you reconstruct a head? Can your ashes be shot into space? What can a corpse tell us? What secrets does it carry? And many more questions you didn’t even know you had.
YOU WILL LAUGH, cry and gulp. This is not a book for the faint-hearted… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Published by Panta Forlag, 2019
Norway, Panta Forlag