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The Resource The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster, by Sarah Krasnostein

The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster, by Sarah Krasnostein

Label
The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster
Title
The trauma cleaner
Title remainder
one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Krasnostein
Title variation
trauma cleaner
Title variation remainder
one womans extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Details the unique life of a woman who went from husband and father, to drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, and trophy wife to a trauma cleaner who brings order to chaotic crime scenes
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Non Fiction Book of the Year, 2018.
  • Dobbie Literary Award, 2018.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non Fiction, 2019.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, 2018.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Prize for Literature, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10588226
Cataloging source
ANL
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Krasnostein, Sarah
Dewey number
648.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pankhurst, Sandra
  • Transgender people
  • Crime scenes
  • Cleaning personnel
  • Accidents
  • Violent deaths
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
one woman's extraordinary life in the business of death, decay, and disaster
Label
The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster, by Sarah Krasnostein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic references
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060369041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages, 8 pages unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925498523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
coloured illustraions, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)992709750
Label
The trauma cleaner : one woman's extraordinary life in death, decay & disaster, by Sarah Krasnostein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic references
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060369041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages, 8 pages unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925498523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
coloured illustraions, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)992709750

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