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Author Krasnostein, Sarah.

Title The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster / by Sarah Krasnostein
Published Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing, 2017


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  920.720994 Pankhu Kra/Tco  AVAILABLE
Description 261 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations,portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary It's not the police, firefighters, or EMTs that clean up a crime scene--that's the job of a trauma cleaner, specifically Sandra Pankhurst. Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife ... But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less. A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his loungeroom. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose. Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead--and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 261)
Subject Pankhurst, Sandra.
Cleaning personnel -- Australia -- Biography.
Compulsive hoarding -- Cleaning -- Australia.
Accidents -- Cleaning -- Australia.
Violent deaths -- Cleaning -- Australia.
House cleaning -- Australia.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781925498523 (paperback)
1925498522 (paperback)
9781925410761 (ebook)
1925410765 (ebook)
Other Titles Trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster
Trauma cleaner