EVENT CANCELLED: THOMAS MIRA Y LOPEZ presents THE BOOK OF RESTING PLACES: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF WHERE WE LAY THE DEAD in conversation with ROSS WHITE

************Thomas had to cancel this part of his book tour. Stay tuned! We may reschedule for a later date.*************

 

In the aftermath of his father's untimely death and his family's indecision over what to do with the remains, Thomas Mira y Lopez became obsessed with the type and variety of places where we lay the dead to rest. The result is a singular collection of essays that weaves together history, mythology, journalism, and personal narrative into the author's search for a place to process grief. Mira y Lopez explores unusual hallowed grounds--from the world's largest cryonics institute in southern Arizona to a set of Roman catacombs being digested by modern bacteria, to his family's burial plots in the mountains outside Rio de Janeiro to a nineteenth-century desert cemetery that was relocated for the building of a modern courthouse. The Book of Resting Places examines these overlooked spaces and what they tell us about ourselves and the passing of those we love--how we grieve them, and how we attempt to forget them.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Book of Resting Places: A Personal History of Where We Lay the Dead Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619021235
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017