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The Trauma Cleaner

One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster

by Sarah Krasnostein Author · Rachael Tidd Narrator

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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 living room. 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 255.1 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 255 MB

Sarah Krasnostein (Author)

Sarah Krasnostein is a writer and a lawyer with a PhD in criminal law. A fourth generation American and a third generation Australian, she has lived and worked in both countries.

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