The Removers

The Removers

A Memoir

Book - 2014
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"A literature professor, ... Andrew Meredith's father was fired after unspecified allegations of sexual misconduct. It's a transgression [he] cannot forgive, for it brought about long-lasting familial despair ... [He] treads water, stuck in a kind of suspended adolescence--falling in and out of school, moving blindly from one half-hearted relationship to the next ... Broke, Andrew moves back home to his childhood neighborhood ... and takes a job alongside his father as a 'remover,' the name for those unseen, unsung workers who take away the bodies of those who die at home ... [and] begins to see his father not through the lens of a wronged and resentful child, but as a sympathetic, imperfect man who loves his family despite his flaws"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476761213
Branch Call Number: B MEREDITH
Characteristics: 179 pages ; 24 cm


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Yeesh, can you imagine removing bodies after death? Sometimes gross, sometimes funny.

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Cynthia_N Jan 16, 2015

More about what was happening in his life while working in the body removal business as opposed to his experiences in the body removal business but still an interesting read.

Dec 19, 2014

Read it because it got a positive review but I found it tedious at times as it jumps around too much, no real insight as to what he thinks his life is about other than to follow in his father's (promiscuous) footprints. In other words, no spiritual insight into anything , no goal, no focus. Where's he going from here? Did he learn anything other than he can't leave home no matter how hard he tries.


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