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Book details
  • Genre:NATURE
  • SubGenre:Natural Resources
  • Language:English
  • Pages:29
  • eBook ISBN:9781623090760

Light

by Trish Saunders

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Overview
A casual friendship between a young and an old woman transitions, through death and grief, from ordinary to extraordinary within days. The result is a challenge of the accepted traditions that have taken them away from what is natural. 'Light' is two women's reclamation of a vital aspect of our humanity - how we say goodbye.
Description
What is it about another person that sometimes makes friendship instantaneous? Despite differences in both age and background Bella and Evelyn meet and when Evelyn announces, ‘What I’d like is to be buried naturally straight in the earth with a tree planted on my grave,’ they find they are able to discuss some of life’s big issues. Evelyn’s husband Earl has been cremated and is apparently “waiting” for Evelyn. She wants none of that for herself. ‘You don’t have to be embalmed you know, with all that fuss and poison. And it’s so expensive! No, the thing is, you can be buried straight in the ground and make good compost.’ Bella is a little thrown with such directness and the topic. She coughs, ‘And your husband?’ ‘Earl? Good compost? Hmm.’ Evelyn considers. The two women stare at each other for a few seconds then burst out laughing. A bond is formed that will hold them in good stead when tragedy strikes. Light is a story with heart. Current traditions surrounding death are challenged as the women reclaim a vital aspect of their humanity – how to say goodbye. An unusual addition after the story is a ‘How To’ checklist. Trish Saunders has added both this and a ‘Further Reading’ page. After all, how exactly does one go about being buried naturally?
About the author
TRISH SAUNDERS has previously published The Other Dunedin Sound (2011), set in the South Island of New Zealand, featuring the eclectic local folk music community. Her current work Light, is a fictional short story about natural burial followed by a very real ‘How To’ checklist. Saunders was born in Canada and now resides in New Zealand, with her partner, children’s author Keith Tonkin.
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