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Death, the Last God: A Modern Book of the Dead Paperback – November 28, 2014
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Anne Geraghty runs workshops on love and death. She lives in Cumbria, UK.
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or denials; one that opens intriguing and provocative new avenues of thought,
including some of what we now understand of our physical universe from the
quantum to the astrophysical levels.
It is the excruciating pain from the loss of her only child, Tim, that propels writer
Anne Geraghty’s brilliant unflinching inquiry into death. Raw, yet without an once
of sentimentality or whine, Anne navigates the reader, into considering the way
different parts of the living organism die at different rates. How does that knowledge
change the way we hold our beloved dead? The way we may hold our own inevitable
In writing that is fluid and well researched Anne Geraghty generously uses her own
intimate relationship with loss, to take us step by step into the necessity of allowing
the dead to be truly dead. To truly morn the loss of their physical presence; then and only
then, through our very loving, the possibility of bringing our beloved dead back into our lives.
A testament to the alchemy of love.
The challenge to consider, to reconsider death as intrinsic to life, pervades and provides
a platform, chapter after chapter for the reader to stay engaged, to stretch into new
different ways of feeling, thinking and inquiring. Refreshingly devoid of platitudes,
solutions or answers Anne Geraghty stands as a brave pioneer for a much needed
new but profoundly rich conversation in our death-phobic culture.
This book is a MUST READ for anyone who may feel or face the loss through
death of a beloved. A must read for anyone who will die.